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Neck Pain Specialist

North Bay Spine and Rehab

Chiropractic Medicine & Auto Injury Specialists serving Lutz, Land O'Lakes, & Tampa, FL

If you’re like most people, you probably pay little attention to your neck until significant neck pain occurs. At that point, you may be able to focus on little else, which is why Brett Bowser, DC, and the team at North Bay Spine and Rehab, located in Lutz, Florida, and serving the surrounding areas of Land O’ Lakes and Tampa, offer comprehensive care for most forms of neck pain. If you or a loved one is struggling with neck pain, schedule an appointment online or over the phone to begin exploring treatment options.

Neck Pain Q&A

What causes neck pain?

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When you consider all of the things your neck does for the body, it’s surprising that neck pain isn’t more common. Your neck houses a complex structure of bones, blood vessels, nerves, muscles, and connective tissues. 

It also protects your spinal cord as it nears the connection with your brain. Your neck facilitates all head movements and also supports the weight of your head.

A wide range of conditions can lead to neck pain. Some of the more common causes include:

  • Traumatic injury
  • Whiplash
  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle strain
  • Poor posture
  • Diseases like cancer, meningitis, or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Nerve compression
  • Joint degeneration

This is just a sampling of issues that can lead to neck pain. 

When should I see a chiropractor for neck pain?

Some cases of neck pain will resolve after a period of self-care. If your pain is not severe, you might try to rest and give your body a chance to heal. Over-the-counter pain medications can help, and icing or gentle massage can also be beneficial. 

If your pain is significant or does not improve after a day or two of self-care, consider scheduling an appointment at North Bay Spine and Rehab. The chiropractic team can conduct a thorough evaluation to learn the causes of your pain. 

There are many treatments that can help reduce neck pain. It’s important to understand that left untreated, neck pain can worsen and become even more challenging to treat. 

What kinds of chiropractic care can help treat neck pain?

Spinal manipulation is an excellent way to find lasting relief for neck pain. This approach uses hands-on techniques to gently correct alignment in your cervical spine, which is the portion found within the neck. 

Dr. Bowser has the training and experience needed to apply just the right amount of force to improve the way each vertebra aligns with the next. In many cases, gentle stretching is the best way to reduce pain.  

Hot and cold packs can also help with neck pain, as can treatments like electric stimulation (E-STIM), cold laser therapy, physical exercise therapy, and massage. Your treatment plan is designed to suit your exact set of needs and can be changed as you move through the treatment process. 

Chiropractic care offers a safe, effective, and natural path toward lasting relief from neck pain. Begin your journey today using the online booking tool or call to check appointment availability.