Neck Pain Chiropractor in Fort Washington, MD
Neck stiffness or pain is a common issue affecting many. This discomfort can range from slight irritation to severe, debilitating pain, triggered by a multitude of factors such as traumatic events, auto accidents, improper posture, medical conditions, sleeping habits, stress, and other issues. The disruptive and debilitating nature of neck pain can significantly interfere with one’s daily life.
Nonetheless, chiropractic care combined with rehabilitative exercises and stretches offers an efficient solution for neck pain and disability. Chiropractors, as spine specialists, effectively handle back and neck conditions, using a variety of techniques to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and reinstate function. This enables patients to resume their everyday lives devoid of neck pain.
At Kaizo Health in Fort Washington, our seasoned doctors are trusted and proficient in treating neck pain. They’ve guided thousands back to their desired activities, helping them lead a pain-free life. To schedule your appointment, click below to call or book online.
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What is chiropractic manipulation or adjustment of the neck?
Chiropractic manipulation, particularly of the neck, entails a procedure carried out by a licensed and skilled chiropractor. This involves using their hands to adjust the cervical, or neck, vertebrae. It’s worth noting that other medical practitioners, like osteopathic physicians and physical therapists, may incorporate this treatment modality as well.
Possible causes of neck pain?
Potential triggers of neck pain can be varied, and might incorporate:
- Whiplash caused by vehicular accidents
- Strain-induced muscle pain
- Occurrence of a disc bulge or herniation
- Conditions causing spine degeneration like spondylosis
- Arthritic conditions
- Habitual poor posture
- Incorrect sleeping habits
- Extended periods of computer usage
- Various other accidents or injuries
Importance of addressing neck pain promptly:
Ignoring neck pain can exacerbate into more serious or permanent neck damage. It can also cause referral pain patterns extending down the upper limbs and towards the head. Seeking prompt medical attention is vital to avoid long-term issues and potential deformities.
At-home remedies for neck pain
Here are potential methods to obtain temporary relief from slight neck pain (please note, these should not be used without prior consultation with a healthcare provider):
- Utilizing a foam roller or massage gun to lightly massage the troubled area
- Using ice in cycles of 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off
- Applying a topical analgesic such as Biofreeze or StoPain
- Using a quality ergonomic pillow designed for sleeping
- Temporarily using over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen (please consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new medication)
- Keep an eye on our social media channels for possible stretches and exercises that may help
What chiropractic treatments are available for neck pain?
First our team will evaluate and run orthopedic tests to accurately diagnose the issue
- X-Rays or MRIs may be ordered if needed
After eval and testing your Kaizo Health Chiropractor in Ft Washington will prescribe a treatment plan that may include:
- Chiropractic Manipulations or Adjustments
- Stretching and rehabilitative therapeutic exercises or physical therapy
- Manual therapy or manual traction
- Electrical stimulation
- Dry needling
- Cupping therapy
- Ice or topical cryotherapy
- Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (Scraping)
- Active Release Technique
- Myofascial release
- Massage Therapy
Why should you choose Kaizo Health Fort Washington to treat your neck pain?
Chiropractors are proficient physicians in addressing and easing neck pain. Your neck pain specialist will meticulously review your symptoms and medical background. They will strive to unearth the potential underlying reasons for your neck pain. The focus of chiropractic care is on manual manipulations, stretching, and rehabilitative exercises. Treatments could include work on soft tissue and muscles, spinal adjustments, and more. Chiropractors harness natural therapies to manage the area of discomfort.
Truly, choosing Kaizo-Health means partnering with leading professionals in the realm of neck pain alleviation. Our team is committed to helping you progress towards a lifestyle with reduced pain.
Our Fort Washington chiropractors will help you take control of your life.
In Fort Washington, Kaizo Health is dedicated to addressing all health issues with utmost seriousness. We aim to relieve your pain and help you maintain a pain-free existence. Our doctors execute an in-depth examination to understand and provide a holistic treatment for your body. As a renowned source of neck pain management in this area, we’ll support you in outlining a practical plan for tackling pain in various areas such as your head, neck, back, shoulder, hip, among others.
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Chiropractic Questions? We’ve got answers..
01. Are chiropractic neck adjustments safe?
Chiropractic neck adjustments are safe. Adverse events can occur but are very rare. A Chiropractor will always do a thorough physical examination before providing any treatment to ensure it is absolutely safe to do so.
02. How do I relieve neck pain?
You can relieve minor neck pain at home using massage, foam rollers, topical cryotherapy like ice packs or stopain. You should always consult a Doctor before using any at home remedies for pain. Professional Chiropractic care and Physical Therapy can also help relieve neck pain.
03. Which is better for neck pain — a chiropractor or a masseuse?
Both massage and chiropractic care can be helpful at relieving neck pain. A Chiropractor can do a medical exam and help determine the true cause and diagnosis of the neck pain and help guide you to not only relieve the symptoms but do rehabilitative exercises to help keep the pain away.
04. How does a chiropractor treat neck pain?
A chiropractor may treat neck pain with adjustments or manipulations. They may also use muscle work like myofasical release, Active release technique, manual therapy, manual traction, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization or scraping, dry needling, cupping and more. They may also combine that with rehabilitative stretching and exercises to help support, strengthen, increase mobility and treat the underlying cause of the neck pain.
05. Is Chiropractic treatment good for neck pain and headaches?
Chiropractic care can help to relieve neck pain and headaches through a variety of treatments. Headaches can be caused by stress or tension in the neck or nervous system issues which can all be treated by a professional Chiropractor.
06. Is chiropractic or physical therapy better for neck pain?
A combination of chiropractic care and rehabilitative exercises or physical therapy has been shown to work best at relieving, treating, and reducing the reoccurence of neck pain.
07. Can chiropractors help with neck pain without medicine?
Chiropractors use treatments that are natural and holistic. They are able to utilize their hands, knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and their extensive professional training to alleviate neck pain without the use of prescription medication.
08. Will my health insurance cover chiropractic neck pain treatment?
Many insurances cover treatment for neck pain. Please feel free to call our office so we can verify your insurance coverage for you.
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First multi-location practice in the entire country recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance’s Back Pain Recognition Program (BPRP)
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We are so proud to announce that our clinics have been named an Official Research Site by the NIH as we continue our research on safe pain management approaches!
Book an Appointment
Please use the booking tool here to schedule your first appointment for neck pain evaluation and treatment with our chiropractor in Fort Washington, MD. If needed we will be in touch with follow up questions or we will just email you with next steps.
We offer same-day appointments when available. You can book an appointment online now or call or text our Ft. Washington office at 301-203-6734.
If you can’t find the appointment day or time that you are looking for, please contact our office at (240) 766-0300. You can also request an appointment here and we will reach out to you. We can often squeeze people in, when appropriate. You can also contact our office with any additional questions or request further information
What our patients have to say
What can I say about this staff? They are the bomb.com. Friendly, fun, attentive and always on time. I am a returning customer from years back, so this alone explains itself. I would refer this office over and over again. Thank you team KAIZO for a job well done. I want to say a special thanks to Dr. Berch and Dr. Kevin.
– Laverne Barbour
Never imagined that therapy sessions would be so much fun. Thanks to the team of Dr. Berch Fritz who has helped me manage my pains through the routines and other techniques they have provided me.Apart from the treatment they offer is the enjoyable environment that contributes to the healing process of their patients.
Kudos to the entire team especially to the chiropractic assistants for their patience, care and thorough monitoring that helped me improve in every step of the way. Kaizo Health Fort Washington is definitely worth a try.
– J. Karla B
Excellent staff. From the moment I walked in toDr Fritz took the time to explain what’s happening in detail, patiently and with a big smile.
Kind and energetic, funny too so they make the session easy going and have great results. One visit and I was able to walk much better with very little to almost no pain. ???
– Patricia Ewin