Suffering From Neck Pain?


Neck pain can be felt in many different ways and has a variety of causes when a person is annoying, they may be called a pain in the neck, but if you have experienced an injury, chances are your discomfort goes far beyond annoying. For many, chiropractic treatment is the key to making that pain go away. The pain might be derived from a simple kink caused by sleeping wrong or it may be a sign of a serious problem. At My Family Chiro in St George, UT we'll work hard to discover the source of your neck pain, help alleviate it, and give you practical advice that help you keep those pains at bay.

Common Reasons to See a Chiropractor for Neck Pain

Our chiropractor at My Family Chiro, Dr. Tom Johnson, sees patients who have neck pain from a variety of sources. The most common reasons for occasional neck pain include

Sleeping in the Wrong Position - If the neck is not properly supported while sleeping, a person could wake up with a stiff or sore neck

Poor Posture - Poor posture results in a person tilting their head forward for long periods of time, which can cause pain

Sports Injuries - Those who are trying a new sport, or are taking their involvement to "the next level" may risk neck injuries

Repetitive Motion - Swimming or dancing can result in repetitive motions which put increased pressure on the neck

Holding Head in Odd Position - Watching television at an odd angle, looking up at the sky for an extended time, or balancing a phone between your head and shoulder can cause pain and stiffness

Whiplash - Whiplash is caused by the head moving forward suddenly, and then immediately backward. Often this happens to those who have been involved in an auto accident. The soft tissues in the neck become torn or ruptured. It can also lead to muscle strain or spasm. Of the common causes, it is among the most likely to result in long-term pain and is often the reason why personal injury claims and lawsuits are filed.

Chronic Conditions That Include Neck Pain

In addition to injuries that can be traced back to a single or small group of episodes, some neck pain that is treated by our chiropractor stems from more serious medical conditions, and treatment options need to be more extensive in order to treat them. Some of these include

Cervical degenerative disc disease happens when the cervical spine, or neck, is worn down over time causing discs to lose hydration. When this happens the spine's vertebrae are no longer properly cushioned. This can lead to pinched nerves or arthritis.

Cervical herniated disc - A disc is herniated when the soft inner layer leaks through the protective outer layer.

Narrowing of spine canal - is also known as spinal stenosis. It happens when spine degeneration cause herniated discs or bone spurs to push into the spinal canal and grow, resulting in compression of the spinal cord. This not only causes pain but can also compromise strength and coordination in other limbs of the body.

Whole Person Treatment for Neck Pain

There is more to chiropractic treatments than pointing to a problem area and making adjustments. While in some cases, our chiropractor is able to make neck pain go away from a single session, but for long-term care, it is important to get proper assessment of the injury. Dr. Johnson takes the information learned during your evaluation and uses it as part of a whole person approach to your own personal treatment plan. In addition to standard chiropractic adjustments, you may also be prescribed certain exercises to do on your own, and make nutritional expectations as well. To set up as assessment contact us at My Family Chiro, St George, UT.


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9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm


My Family Chiro
249 East Tabernacle Street #300
St George, UT 84770
(435) 703-9406