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Neck Pain

Pain Relief Center Studio City

Chiropractor located in Studio City, CA

The structure and function of your neck allow you to move your head in many directions. Unfortunately, the flexibility of your neck and the weight of your head make this part of your spine susceptible to injury and pain. At Pain Relief Center Studio City in Los Angeles, California, Ron Marinaro, DC, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neck pain. He offers an effective treatment that can relieve your acute or chronic neck pain. To schedule an appointment, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

There are many conditions that may lead to neck pain. 

Some of the most common causes include:

  • Muscle strain from poor posture
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated discs
  • Whiplash from an auto accident injury

In most cases, neck pain goes away in a few days or a few weeks. However, if your neck pain persists for several weeks or months, there may be an underlying issue that would benefit from an evaluation with Dr. Marinaro.

Though neck pain is rarely caused by a serious health condition, he can determine the underlying issue responsible for your discomfort and whether you need surgery or not. 

What are the symptoms of neck pain?

Your neck pain symptoms may vary depending on the underlying cause. 

Common symptoms of neck pain include:

  • Pain that worsens when you move your head
  • Muscle aches or tightness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Headache
  • Limited head mobility

If you have a herniated disc or degenerative condition that compresses a nerve, you may also experience pain that radiates into your arms or legs. 

What happens during a neck pain consultation?

Dr. Marinaro is an experienced chiropractor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neck pain. He conducts a comprehensive exam to determine the root cause of your pain so he can develop the most effective treatment plan.

During your neck pain consultation, Dr. Marinaro reviews your symptoms, including when they started, the types of pain you feel, and the activities that may worsen your symptoms. He also reviews your medical history and conducts a physical exam, including a thorough evaluation of the structure and function of your entire spine.

Diagnostic imaging may also be requested to better understand the root cause of your pain.

How is neck pain treated?

Dr. Marinaro takes an integrative approach to care, and he develops a treatment plan that’s tailored to your neck pain based on the underlying cause, the severity of your symptoms, and your medical history.

Your treatment plan for neck pain may include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Posture therapy
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Anti-inflammatory medication

For acute radiating neck pain, Dr. Marinaro may recommend pulsed electromagnetic therapy. The noninvasive treatment uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate cellular activity, reduce inflammation, and treat pain and anxiety.

He also uses pulsed electromagnetic therapy to treat low back pain.

Though he prefers taking a nonsurgical approach to the treatment of neck pain, when necessary he may recommend a surgical consultation. 

For comprehensive care for your neck pain, call Pain Relief Center Studio City or book an appointment online today.