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Neck Pain

Easley Spine And Disc -  - Non-Surgical Disc Specialist

Easley Spine And Disc

Non-Surgical Disc Specialist located in Easley, SC

Neck problems and arm pain often go hand-in-hand, and both may impact your ability to work and function well. Adam Gentry, DC, EP, of Easley Spine and Disc treats neck and arm pain in Easley, South Carolina using spinal decompression, which helps relieve your symptoms and gets you back to your best health without using medications. For a thorough consultation with a nonsurgical disc specialist, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What is neck pain?

Neck pain is the second most treated condition in chiropractic care. It refers to discomfort between your shoulders and head. Your neck, or cervical spine, is a complicated, weight-bearing part of the spine, made of an intricate system of muscles, nerves, bones, and ligaments.

Your neck bears the weight and gives a broad range of motion to your head. Nerves from the spinal cord extend from the neck to the head, shoulders, arms, and hands. When your neck is injured, stiff, or painful, it may cause:

  • Arm or hand pain, tingling, or numbness
  • Pins-and-needles feeling in the fingers
  • Shoulder pain, weakness, and immobility
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Facial tingling or pain
  • Upper back pain or soreness

Arm pain is often linked directly to problems in the neck and conditions that place pressure on the nerves, muscles, and other structures of the neck.

What causes neck and arm pain?

Neck and arm pain are often so closely connected that Dr. Gentry, DC, often looks for the underlying cause of your arm pain by first assessing your neck.

You may not even feel pain in your neck when you have arm-related symptoms such as shooting pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arms, wrists, or hands. On the other hand, your neck problems may not refer pain to your arms at all.

Neck problems that may also cause arm pain, include:

  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
  • Herniated or bulging disc
  • Pinched or damaged nerves 
  • Muscle spasms
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Muscle strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Whiplash, often caused by auto accidents

Each of these conditions may place pressure on the muscles and nerves of the neck, which causes referred pain into the shoulder and arms. To relieve both your arm and neck pain, Dr. Gentry, DC, focuses treatment on correcting misalignments and relieving pressure on the nerves extending from your neck.

 What are the treatments for neck and arm pain?

Dr. Gentry, DC, uses an approach to pain management that avoids or decreases your need for addictive medications. Depending on the underlying cause of your neck and arm pain, your treatment plan may include:

  • Spinal manipulation: to realign the cervical spine 
  • Spinal decompression: to alleviate pressure on the nerves
  • Laser therapy: to reduce inflammation of the tissues

Dr. Gentry, DC, develops and adapts your plan of care to fit your symptoms and response to treatments. He is committed to helping relieve your neck and arm pain so that you can return to your best health.

For a consultation regarding your neck and arm pain, call or schedule an appointment online with Easley Spine and Disc today.