Neck Pain Relief in Egg Harbor Township, NJ
The cervical spine (neck) is vulnerable to a number of injuries and conditions due to its unique positioning, function and anatomy. The neck is relatively thin on muscles, pretty flexible compared to the rest of the spine, and gets one of the hardest jobs; namely holding up your 8 to 12-pound head. Modern work demands and lifestyle choices have greatly increased the prevalence of neck pain in the general population.
Approximately two thirds of Americans will be treated for neck pain in their lifetimes, and in any given year somewhere between 10 and 25% of the population will experience it. This tells us that neck pain is pervasive and episodic. This has led many of us to believe that neck pain is just something that you have to live with. This logic is not only misguided but potentially dangerous leading to continued advancement of degenerative conditions like Osteoarthritis and chronic pain syndrome.
How Can We Help?
Dr. Carlson has advanced training at treating different conditions that affect the spine and neck. The first step is diagnosis and classifying our patient to determine how your neck pain differs from others. Determining whether your problem is joint, disc or muscle related will help us apply our use our different list of treatments. These treatments often include chiropractic manipulation, Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, Post Isometric Relaxation, and rehabilitation programs. Dr. Carlson specializes in conservative manual treatments that help to restore proper function and resolve your pain.