Neck Pain

Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute

Acupuncture & Chiropractic Clinics located in Irvine, CA & Fullerton, CA

When neck pain begins affecting your ability to work, concentrate, and enjoy life, you’ll do anything to find relief. Fortunately, Brian Lee, PhD, at Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute is here to help. With two convenient locations in Fullerton and Irvine, California, the team can run tests to determine what exactly is causing your neck pain and design a treatment plan that works for you. Call Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute to learn more or schedule an appointment online.

Neck Pain Q & A

What is neck pain?

Your neck is made up of seven vertebrae that extend from your skull to your torso. In between each vertebra lies small cervical discs that absorb shock and give your spine the flexibility to move freely.

You also have muscles, ligaments, and tendons that support your neck. When any of these areas become strained, inflamed, or injured, you can experience chronic neck pain that may not go away on its own.

What causes neck pain?

Most neck pain disappears on its own within a few days and can be caused by something as simple as sleeping wrong. When it doesn’t, however, neck pain may be caused by:

  • An injury such as whiplash
  • Arthritis
  • Bad posture
  • Sitting at a desk for too long
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Pinched nerve or a herniated disc
  • Bone spurs
  • Chronic headaches
  • Meningitis
  • Certain cancers
  • Fibromyalgia

Tingling in the hands or arms, fever, or loss of coordination may indicate a serious illness. Consult with your doctor if you experience these symptoms or notice a lump in your neck, trouble swallowing, or severe neck pain that wasn’t caused by an injury.

How is neck pain treated?

The Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute provides comprehensive evaluations to all of their patients. If necessary, they may refer you for imaging tests, such as X-ray scans, or a specialist prior to your treatment.

To relieve spine and neck pain, the team uses the following techniques and treatments:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture alleviates pain and tension throughout the body. The practice involves inserting hair-thin needles into predetermined acupuncture points, which can help loosen stiff muscles, reduce inflammation, and more.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy treats neck pain with a combination of exercises, stretches, massage therapy, and more. This treatment can help improve posture and relieve pain from muscle strain to loosen up your neck muscles and prevent further injury in the future.

Chiropractic manipulation

Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute has board-certified chiropractors on staff to relieve pain with cervical spine manipulation techniques. A spine adjustment is used to alleviate pressure on your joints, reduce inflammation, and relieve chronic neck pain.

Don’t let neck pain stop you from leading a fulfilling life without pain. For a full list of neck pain services available at Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute, call to schedule an appointment today.