At Thiele Chiropractic, Dr. Steven Thiele has helped many residents of Manchester, Glastonbury, Vernon and East Hartford, Connecticut who suffered from neck pain. Dr. Thiele is a highly respected chiropractor, and he’s familiar with the latest advancements in the treatment of neck pain.
Neck Pain Q & A
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain can be caused by many different things, including old age, injuries, and illnesses. A few common causes include the following:
- herniated discs and pinched nerves in the neck
- injuries, such as from playing sports or being in an auto accident
- chronically sitting or standing with poor posture
- pulling or tearing muscles in the neck
How is neck pain treated?
There are a number of ways to treat neck pain. Depending on what’s causing a patient’s neck pain, a health care provider might recommend:
- Having a chiropractic adjustment done to correct any misalignment in the neck or spine
- Fixing the patient’s posture when they sit or stand
- Spinal Traction and Blueprint exercises
If these conservative, non-invasive treatments aren’t effective, more aggressive treatment may be necessary. Prescription medication can be used to manage pain, and surgery is sometimes required for very severe cases of neck pain.
Who provides treatment for neck pain?
Chiropractors and medical doctors both have doctoral degrees, and they’re both qualified to diagnose and treat neck pain. Chiropractors focus on natural treatments and chiropractic adjustments. Medical doctors may recommend some of these treatments, or they might suggest prescription medication or surgery. Sometimes, patients choose to see both types of providers, as their treatments can often be used in complementary ways.
Does insurance cover chiropractic treatments for neck pain?
Many health insurance policies provide coverage for chiropractic treatments, including treatments that are done to treat neck pain. Because all policies have their own terms and conditions, however, patients should check their policy’s specific coverages to find out if they have coverage for chiropractic treatment of neck pain.