Neck Pain Specialist

Indian Harbor Chiropractic

Diana Gailes, DC

Chiropractor located in Cos Cob, CT

Neck pain is a common condition and can feel crippling in many cases. If you struggle with neck discomfort and want relief, turn to Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Cos Cob, Connecticut. Experienced chiropractor Diana Gailes, DC, can find the root cause of neck pain and offers highly effective relief. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Neck Pain Q&A

What is neck pain?

Neck pain is a condition in which your neck feels uncomfortable because of a disease, injury, or age-related wear. Treatment with Dr. Gailes can reduce discomfort, lower the risk of reinjury, and maximize your quality of life.

What does neck pain feel like?

If you have a neck injury or disease that affects your neck joints, you might experience:

  • Dull, aching pain
  • Sharp discomfort
  • Shooting discomfort
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness

Neck pain could come and go or be long-lasting. It may get better on its own over time or require medical intervention to achieve the highly effective relief you desire. 

What are the risk factors for neck pain?

Common causes of neck pain include:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Whiplash
  • Narrowed spinal canal
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis 
  • Older age
  • Lack of physical activity

You might experience neck pain after sleeping in an awkward position, being in an auto or work accident, lifting something heavy, falling down, undergoing physical trauma, or playing contact sports. 

How does my provider diagnose the cause of neck pain?

Dr. Gailes works with you to find the root cause of neck pain by discussing your symptoms and medical history. She completes a physical examination to assess your overall health and wellness, evaluating your neck, back, and spine.

Dr. Gailes may recommend undergoing X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures to pinpoint the cause of neck discomfort and personalize a treatment that’s best for you.

What are common treatments for neck pain?

If you have severe or ongoing neck pain, Dr. Gailes could suggest one or more of the following treatments:

  • Resting your neck
  • Ice or heat packs
  • Neck brace
  • Neuromuscular therapy
  • Manual adjustments of your spine
  • Mobilization to break down scar tissue
  • Spinal decompression
  • Corrective rehabilitative exercises

She pinpoints the root of the issue to get you on the road to recovery as quickly as possible. 

Dr. Gailes may recommend you complete multiple chiropractic treatments to achieve the best results. She lets you know which exercises and stretches to complete at home between visits.

To get relief from neck pain, call the Indian Harbor Chiropractic office or schedule an appointment online today.