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Neck Pain Specialist

Gaslamp Chiropractic -  - Chiropractic

Gaslamp Chiropractic

Chiropractic located in San Diego, CA

Car accidents, arthritis, even texting are among the myriad causes of neck pain. You don’t need to suffer from neck pain when Gaslamp Chiropractic in San Diego, California, offers high-quality, integrative care. Treatments include craniosacral therapy, which employs gentle pressure to find areas of restriction and blockage. If you’re ready to relieve neck pain without invasive treatments, call the Downtown Gaslamp Quarter office or book a consultation online for functional medical modalities.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Your neck is a complex structure, making it subject to a variety of sources of pain. Neck pain can be brought on by a host of health-related reasons, including: 

  • Arthritis
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Poor posture
  • TMJ disorders
  • Muscle strains
  • Injury or trauma  

Sometimes circumstances lead to neck pain. For example, constantly carrying a bag on one side of your body may lead to neck pain over time. Whiplash after a car accident also causes neck pain. 

How can I tell what is behind neck pain?

Your Gaslamp Chiropractic provider begins by taking a health history and discussing your current symptoms. They perform an exam, checking your neck and shoulders for signs of:

  • Numbness
  • Tenderness
  • Muscle weakness 

They also assess your mobility and range of motion. They ask you to move your head forward and backward and from side to side. In some cases, you need imaging tests to complete your diagnosis. 

How is neck pain treated?

Gaslamp Chiropractic offers noninvasive techniques and therapies to target the cause of your pain. This includes:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage

They also offer craniosacral therapy, a gentle, hands-on technique to relieve pain and tension in your central nervous system related to neck pain. 

What does craniosacral therapy do?

Craniosacral therapy works on both the flow of cerebrospinal fluid between your head and the base of your spine and with your soft tissue structures. These fluids and structures support, protect, and nourish your brain and spinal cord. 

Craniosacral therapeutic techniques use a light, physical touch to relieve tension. The goal is to promote a feeling of well-being by minimizing pain and boosting your health and immunity.

What is craniosacral therapy like?

Your session begins with a consultation with a specialist at Gaslamp Chiropractic. The therapy is similar to massage therapy, except you remain fully clothed. 

The therapy typically includes soft music to help you relax and enjoy the treatment even more. Your Gaslamp Chiropractic therapist uses light pressure to find signs of an interruption in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and any restrictions in your fascia, which is a layer of tissue.

In some cases, your Gaslamp Chiropractic provider recommends craniosacral therapy in conjunction with massage therapy. The goal is to relieve your neck pain and enhance your overall well-being.

To find out more about integrative, holistic treatments for neck pain, call Gaslamp Chiropractic today, or schedule a consultation online.