Do you wake up in the morning with a tingling or burning sensation in your neck? When you're sitting at your computer, does your neck feel stiff or tender - and you don't know why? Are you suffering with arthritis neck pain? Perhaps it happened when you twisted the wrong way picking up your children? Maybe it was when your car was rear-ended? Whatever the reason is, you want the chronic neck pain to stop.
Neck pain (cervical pain) can strike from the bottom of your head to the top of your shoulders. Often it spreads to your arms and upper back - limiting head and neck movement. Additional symptoms include:
The neck begins at the base of the skull and contains 7 small bones or vertebrae. Between each vertebra are tough shock-absorbing pads called intervertebral discs. Additionally, the neck has joints, muscles and ligaments that provide stability and allow for movement. It carries the weight of your head (8 - 12 pounds) and has the ability to turn right and left, as well as nodding up and down. Nerves in the neck help the brain communicate with your shoulders, arms and chest; and the arteries and veins circulate blood between the brain and the heart. Yes, the neck is remarkable, is it any wonder that pain and injury occur?
At Kessel Wellness Center of NYC, identifying the cause or causes of chronic neck pain is essential. This begins with an initial consultation, thorough health history, understanding of patient's symptoms and a structural and muscular evaluation. Diagnostic tests may include x-rays and nerve conduction studies.
There are many factors or causes of chronic neck pain:
Repeated or prolonged movement (to the neck's muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones or joints)
Improper bending or lifting techniques
Auto, sports or slip and fall injury
Poor muscle strength
Strained muscles or ligaments
Bulging or Herniated Disc
Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Neck pain treatment is a major reason people come to our Wellness Center - seeking help from our chiropractors and certified massage therapists. Once the cause or causes have been detected, a treatment program to relieve neck pain can be created. Neck pain treatment options offered include:
Trigger Point Therapy
Rehabilitation Exercises and Stretching
NRCT (Neurologic Relief Center Technique)
Cervical Pillow and Supports
Nutritional Support (including Vitamin D) and Hydration (Water)
Whether you are suffering with arthritis neck pain or neck muscle pain caused by an injury, a neck pain treatment program can be created for you. Discover our compassionate, effective care for chronic neck pain at Kessel Wellness Center NYC.
“In February, I came to Kessel Wellness Center, suffering with pain. I had pain in my face, shoulders and neck. The muscles in my neck and down my back were so tight - they felt like they were actually pinching me. In fact, if I had to turn my neck, I had to turn my whole body, because my pain was so great. In two short weeks, I feel so much better… it's amazing! Now, I can turn my neck and my muscles are not so tight! The pain in my face, shoulders and neck are gone!” - N.C.
“When I came to Kessel Wellness Center, I was suffering with neck pain. In fact, when I would turn my head, I heard clicking and crunching sounds. I was also suffering with shoulder pain. I suffered with this pain for the last three years. I then decided to go to Kessel Wellness Center. After my first session, my shoulder pain was reduced. Now, my shoulder pain is almost gone, my neck “clicking” is greatly reduced and I feel better.”- K.K.
“I was astonished at the relief I felt after my first adjustment. I didn't know that it was possible to feel relief from pain without filling one prescription! Needless to say, after my first few weeks, I felt wonderful and continue to feel better with each visit. The results I've had are astounding. My neck and back pain are just about gone. I have little or no bronchitis, hay fever, asthma, cramps or tingling!” - L.H.
“I want to thank Kessel Wellness Center for everything they have done for me. It has been many years of suffering for me and I never have found a doctor, like Dr. Kessel that took such good care of me. I'm really feeling much better every time I come in for my treatment. I thank God, because I have found the right person that listens to me and understands everything I say about my pain. You really are the only one! - J.A.
“When I first came to Kessel Wellness Center, I was in a great deal of pain. I could not sleep a full night without waking up periodically in pain. Now, after only 4 visits, I can sleep a whole night comfortably and have stopped taking painkillers!” - G.C.