Neck Pain Symptoms Vary
Symptoms of neck pain vary from patient to patient. As a San Diego Chiropractor I have seen neck pain symptoms that range from limited range of motion and slight pain at the end range all the way to severe pain that prevents any movement at all.
Neck pain diagnosis is made after taking a careful history of past injuries and episodes of pain followed by a thorough examination by the chiropractor. Diagnosing neck pain is usually straightforward as long as the proper tests are performed and the right questions are asked. A basic examination for diagnosing neck pain from a chiropractor includes:
- Past history of neck injury
- Checking Reflexes
- Grip Strength Tests
- Tests to check if sensations to sharp and dull are intact
- Range of motion tests
- Motion palpation examination
- Chiropractic Orthopedic Tests
As with many other types of spinal injuries, when you have an injured neck, the earlier your treatment begins the faster you typically recover. Neck injury treatments with a chiropractor usually consist of chiropractic adjustments, electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound therapy and cold packs.
Neck pain treatment can require as few as one or two sessions with a chiropractor to as long as weeks or months of treatments. The frequency and consistency of your treatment is guided by the severity of your pain and your examination findings.
Neck pain treatments are normally pain free and in fact very comfortable often producing some level of immediate pain relief. In my experience as a chiropractor in San Diego I have seen patients with severe neck pain experience significant reductions in their pain levels after just the first treatment.
Patients can have difficulty distinguishing between symptoms of neck pain from neck stiffness symptoms. They can be from very different causes.Who Needs this Information?
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