Neck Pain
Halperin Chiropractic
Keith Halperin, DC
Chiropractor and Integrative Medicine Doctor
located in Bellevue, WA

Neck pain can prevent you from everyday activities like playing with your kids or going to work. Some neck pain goes away quickly, while some symptoms persist. These could be signs of a more serious diagnosis. Dr. Keith Halperin has seen patients with every form of neck pain at his Halperin Chiropractic practice in Bellevue, Washington. Dr. Halperin can help you figure out what’s causing your neck pain, how to treat it to ease your pain, and how to keep it from coming back.

Neck Pain Q&A

 

What are common causes of neck pain?

Neck strains and sprains are the most common causes of neck pain. Symptoms like stiffness, soreness, tenderness, or sharp, stabbing pains can be caused by sleeping in the wrong position, poor posture, work or sports injuries or whiplash from motor vehicle accidents.Nearly 15% of people report experiencing neck pain in their lives. The neck, or cervical spine, is a complex intersection of nerves, bones, joints and muscles that are all controlled by the brain and spinal cord. For this reason, neck pain is important to address. Irritation along nerve pathways and the spinal cord can also cause pain in the shoulders, head, arms, hands and legs.

 

Nearly 15% of people report experiencing neck pain in their lives. The neck, or cervical spine, is a complex intersection of nerves, bones, joints and muscles that are all controlled by the brain and spinal cord. For this reason, neck pain is important to address. Irritation along nerve pathways and the spinal cord can also cause pain in the shoulders, head, arms, hands and legs.

 

How can I prevent neck pain?

Neck stretching and strengthening techniques outlined by Dr. Halperin can be critical in helping prevent and deal with neck pain. A neck exercise program, which includes consistent cardio, can help maintain good posture, prevent flare ups of pain and expand range of motion and flexibility in affected joints.It’s also important to analyze workplace ergonomics to prevent and treat neck pain. Placement of your desk and chair can be strategically positioned to encourage better posture, decreasing the chances of neck pain.

It’s also important to analyze workplace ergonomics to prevent and treat neck pain. Placement of your desk and chair can be strategically positioned to encourage better posture, decreasing the chances of neck pain.

What is causing my neck pain?

It’s extremely important to diagnose the root cause of acute, subacute or chronic neck pain correctly. If neck pain is the result of trauma and keeps recurring, Dr. Halperin may suggest diagnostic testing like an X-Ray or MRI scan, or even orthopedic testing.

 

If neck pain is the result of trauma and keeps recurring, Dr. Halperin may suggest diagnostic testing like an X-Ray or MRI scan, or even orthopedic testing.Conditions that began as neck pain and spread to cause numbness to the shoulders, head, arms or legs may be caused by damage to nerves or disks.

 

Conditions that began as neck pain and spread to cause numbness to the shoulders, head, arms or legs may be caused by damage to nerves or disks. One possible diagnosis is thoracic outlet syndrome, which is usually the result of trauma.

 

One possible diagnosis is thoracic outlet syndrome, which is usually the result of trauma. Dr. Halperin can also refer patients to physical therapists and masseuses for added pain relief.

 

Dr. Halperin can also refer patients to physical therapists and masseuses for added pain relief.

How does Dr. Halperin treat neck pain?

Using diversified adjusting techniques that combine Gonstead adjustments (a type of manual adjustment) and other adjustment modalities, Dr. Halperin is able to offer relief and comfort to patients with neck pain. The Gonstead adjustment technique emphasizes targeting areas of subluxation. 

The Gonstead adjustment technique emphasizes targeting areas of subluxation (misalignment of vertebrae), or problem areas. 

Dr. Halperin positions patients on the table in a biomechanically optimal position that makes adjustment productive and painless. Dr. Halperin also offers a low force,

Dr. Halperin also offers a low force, safer alternative called the activator method that involves use of a spring loaded adjustment tool to make corrections.

LOCATION

Halperin Chiropractic

2025 112th Ave NE STE 300,

Bellevue, WA 98004

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8:00am - 6:00pm

8:00am - 2:00pm

10:00am - 7:00pm

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