Neck Pain

Whether you’ve had an injury, or if your neck is constantly bothering you, you need treatment for pain relief. At Helvig Health Chiropractic in Sun City, Arizona, near Peoria, El Mirage, and Surprise, Arizona, you can be seen for neck pain right away.

Neck Pain Q & A

How is the cause of neck pain diagnosed?

The first thing you’ll probably have done when you visit Helvig Health Chiropractic is to have neck x-rays taken. Even if you have already had x-rays or other imaging in the past, Dr. Helvig wants the most current pictures possible. Do bring any old x-rays or doctor’s reports to your appointment with you, just for comparison. Dr. Helvig reviews your x-rays with you during your visit, while conducting a thorough examination, and lets you know exactly what he finds.

If for some reason the x-rays aren’t helping with a clear diagnosis, you might need further imaging. In this case, Dr. Helvig may order magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomography (CT) scan to get the most in-depth picture. No matter what, know that you’re in the caring hands of a provider who can determine the cause of your neck pain.


Can neck pain be caused by an injury?

It certainly can — especially pain from whiplash after an automobile accident. But sudden trauma isn’t the only cause of neck pain. Nor is the issue necessarily in your neck. Some men and women with neck pain actually have a shoulder problem that is radiating pain into their neck. You might have pain in your neck from:

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Pinched nerves
  • Strains or tendonitis from overuse
  • Shoulder instability
  • Collar bone fractures
  • Shoulder dislocation


What is the treatment for neck pain?

Because your neck is an extremely sensitive area, Dr. Helvig establishes a clear diagnosis before doing any sort of treatment on you. If the pain stems from a misalignment or pinched nerve, he can manually adjust your spine and joints to get everything back into their ideal positions. This should alleviate certain types of pain right away.

Also, you’ll likely benefit from soft tissue treatments that work to help heal damaged areas. Cold laser, ultrasound, and electrical impulse stimulation therapies, all are beneficial for long term healing. Since these treatments involve healing tissue though, you’ll need to apply ice or heat to the area after your session to minimize stiffness. Many patients even report feeling improvement with neck pain by the time they leave the office.

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10323 West Coggins Drive , Suite C
Sun City, AZ 85351
Phone: 623-201-8795
Fax: (623) 933-9359
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