Our team can help you alleviate neck pain once and for all.
From poor posture to car accidents, there are many reasons you may be dealing with neck pain. If you find yourself rubbing your neck at your desk or you are dealing with achy shoulders and headaches, our Knoxville, TN, team of Dr. John Barber and Gayanne Ballinger, FNP offers effective therapies, exercises and treatment options to help target the underlying cause of your neck problems, promote faster healing and help you stop relying so much on those pain meds.Massage Therapy
Soft tissue massage can help to target and alleviate knots in the muscles, as well as improve tight and stiff muscles of the neck and shoulders. Furthermore, massage therapy is incredibly relaxing. So if you think stress may be contributing to your tight, tense muscles, then getting massage therapy may also help you treat and later prevent neck pain.
Ergonomic and Lifestyle Recommendations
Here at First Choice Integrated Healthcare, we focus on the health and wellbeing of each patient as a whole. Pain doesn’t occur without a reason, and we must evaluate your current health and lifestyle to determine which areas of your life could be contributing to neck pain. This may include sitting at a desk that is not ergonomically sound for hours on end. It could be that you have poor posture and hunch over your desk. These are issues that we can pinpoint and help you manage.
Prolotherapy and Other Injectables
If you are dealing with joint or ligament pain in the shoulders and it’s contributing to your stiff and painful neck, then prolotherapy or trigger point injections could also provide you with long-term relief from pain and inflammation. Prolotherapy works by injecting an irritant into the joint, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process to help repair the soft tissue around the joint to strengthen that area of the body. Other injectables such as trigger point injections target those tight, knotted bands of muscle to help loosen them up and alleviate neck pain.
Spinal manipulation involves loosening up the joints around the neck and back to take pressure off the nerves, ligaments, tendons and muscles. By realigning the vertebrae of the cervical spine (aka, the neck), our Knoxville, TN, team can reduce neck pain and swelling, restore range of motion and even reduce muscle spasms and pinched nerves. People dealing with whiplash and other neck injuries respond very well to regular spinal adjustments.
Don’t let neck pain impact your daily life. Dr. Barber and his team of friendly, caring experts are ready to provide you with the care you need to feel better and function at your best. To schedule an evaluation with us, call First Choice Integrated Healthcare in Knoxville, TN at (865) 577-1213.