Neck Pain

neck painSeven in 10 people will suffer neck pain sometime.

And it’s one of the most common reasons patients see chiropractors. The pain may start out in your neck.

This includes your muscles and nerves, spinal vertebrae and cushioning disks in between.

But neck pain may also come from nearby areas.

So your pain may have started in your shoulder, jaw, head or upper arms.

When your neck is sore, you may have difficulty moving it, especially to one side. Many people describe this as having a stiff or sore neck.

If neck pain involves nerves, you may feel numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arm, hand, or elsewhere. A significant muscle spasm may be pinching on a nerve. Or a slipped disk may press on a nerve.

Make sure the positioning or ergonomics of your desk and computer aren’t causing mid or upper back pain, moving into your neck.

And for those of you with smartphones, sit and stand up straight when texting to avoid text neck. If you’ve already injured your neck, take steps to prevent further injury.

Robert W. Ferguson, D.C., F.I.A.M.A., state-licensed chiropractor and acupuncturist, sees patients at 2250 W. 86th Street, Ste. 100, on the north side of Indianapolis by Metro Diner. Just look for the orange sign.

Chiropractic Rehabilitation & Acupuncture now accepts Healthy Indiana Plan for chiropractic services, and most insurance for chiropractic therapy and acupuncture.

Dr. Ferguson also offers a noninvasive low-energy or low-level laser therapy that is Food and Drug Administration approved for temporary pain relief. But most insurance plans don’t cover it just yet.