When Should You See A Chiropractor For Neck Pain
If you have tried at-home options without significant improvement, then it may be time to seek a chiropractor for your neck pain if:
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It doesn’t go away after a couple of days.
- You can’t look in one direction or the other without intense pain.
- You’re starting to experience numbness or tingling in the hands.
- You need over-the-counter medication to make it through the day.
- Your pain is at its worst first thing in the morning.
When you visit our office, our doctors will assess your neck and take your personal medical history. From there, they will evaluate and devise a personalized approach to addressing your pain.
When You May Need To See Another Type Of Medical Professional
Though we pride ourselves on our ability to help our patients, there are some cases when chiropractic care is not the best course of action. When you come in for your consultation, be forthcoming about all of your symptoms.
Examples of neck pain that may require specialized or emergency care:
Neck pain along with pain or numbness that extends to the shoulder, arm, or leg. This may be due to a spinal cord injury or herniated (slipped) disc, which may require a neurologist or neurosurgeon to correct. If the discomfort is severe, you may want to visit the emergency room.
Neck pain along with fever, headache, vomiting, or light sensitivity. These symptoms are associated with meningitis, a serious infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. If you’re experiencing these symptoms with neck pain you should go to the emergency room immediately.