Neck Pain

Integrative Medical Center

Family Medicine & Integrative Medicine Doctors located in Irvine, CA

Whiplash, injury, or disc degeneration can cause chronic neck pain. If you can’t move your neck normally or the pain is becoming unmanageable, visit Integrative Medical Center. Using both Eastern and Western medicine, Dr. Jing Fang Li and Dr. Po Chen offer comprehensive care to adults in Irvine, California. To get on the path toward long-term healing, click to book a personalized consultation, or call the office to learn more.

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What causes neck pain?

There are various reasons why you might develop neck pain. Some of the most common causes are:

  • Trauma or injury
  • Whiplash from a car accident
  • Herniated disc
  • TMJ disorders
  • Tension headaches

Certain medical conditions, like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or fibromyalgia might also cause neck pain. Neck pain is common with age, as the discs in the spine sustain more wear and tear with the passing of time.

What are the symptoms of neck pain?

Neck pain can manifest in numerous ways. You might feel it on one or both sides of the neck, at the base of the skull, or in between your shoulder blades. Symptoms might include:

  • Sharp, shooting pains
  • Dull aching
  • Headaches
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms or fingers
  • Stiffness
  • Inability to move or rotate the neck fully

If you have symptoms that rest or at-home remedies don't alleviate, contact Integrative Medical Center for a consultation about neck pain treatment.

What’s involved in neck pain treatment? 

At Integrative Medical Center, the physicians emphasize a natural, non-invasive approach to treat neck pain. This involves finding the cause of the problem and avoiding dependency on pain medication. Pharmacological treatments may have potential side effects, while invasive procedures may lead to irreversible complications.

After Dr. Li or Dr. Chen identifies the cause of your pain, your treatment may include therapies such as:

  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Diet and nutrient supplementation

You’re specifically guided to adopt healthy lifestyle modifications to establish long-term pain relief and optimal health.

What can neck pain treatment accomplish?

Many people can find immediate pain relief with integrative medicine techniques. Each person experiences different results, but chronic and debilitating pain often responds well to a multi-modal approach. Unlike medication or surgery, your treatment won’t produce adverse side effects.

You may benefit from numerous therapies, and your physician partners with you to discover what works best. When you support the body’s ability to heal itself, you can make a full recovery and enjoy long-term mobility.

To learn more about neck pain treatment at Integrative Medical Center, book a consultation with Dr. Li or Dr. Chen online, or call the office today.

 

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