Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado
Alternative Medicine & Chiropractor located in Littleton, CO
Your neck is a flexible and delicate structure tasked with supporting the weight and movement of your head. These qualities lead to strains and injuries that cause sudden and chronic neck pain. Ron Spallone, DC, at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado, draws from many treatments that effectively relieve your pain, ranging from chiropractic, functional, and regenerative medicine to advanced laser and electrical modalities. Don’t put up with neck pain. Call the office in Littleton, Colorado, or schedule an appointment online today.
Neck Pain Q & A
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain frequently begins when you pull a muscle or ligament, whether during athletic activities or throughout your daily routine. Poor posture and bending your head to use electronics place a lot of stress on your neck, for example, and may cause pain.
Whiplash injuries most often happen during an automobile accident, but you can also end up with the same type of injury during contact sports.
As you get older, degenerative changes cause neck problems such as:
- Herniated disc
- Slipped disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Bone spurs
- Spinal stenosis
These conditions often compress spinal nerves.
What symptoms accompany neck pain?
Neck pain frequently leads to a stiff neck, limited movement, and headaches ranging from minor to severe. If you have a condition that pinches a nerve, you may also experience symptoms in your arms and hands.
Compressed nerves commonly cause pain and tingling that travel down your arm. In some cases, you may have numbness or muscle weakness in your arm or hand.
How is neck pain treated?
As specialists in chiropractic and functional medicine, the team at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado takes the time to identify the root cause of your neck pain.
They carefully evaluate your medical history and symptoms, lifestyle factors that may contribute to your pain, perform diagnostic ultrasound, and complete a thorough physical exam.
Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado offers multimodal treatment customized to your needs. Your treatment plan may include therapies from chiropractic, regenerative medicine, functional medicine, laser technology, and other advanced options.
These are a few examples of the treatments frequently used to relieve neck pain:
- Activator Method®
- Spinal manipulation
- Cervical mobilization
- Spinal decompression
- Posture correction
- Exercise therapy
- Massage therapy
- Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF)
- Cold laser
- Nutritional counseling
If your neck pain comes from damaged tissues, your provider at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado may recommend platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections.
The platelets in PRP accelerate healing and diminish inflammation. When you have a severe or slow-healing injury, an extra boost of stem cells helps regenerate the new tissues needed to heal the wound.
You can get relief from neck pain with the treatments available at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.