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Neck Pain Treatment in Walnut Creek

woman working with neck painThe modern, digital lifestyle may make life more convenient in many ways—but it can also be hard on your body. Regularly leaning over computers or cell phones, a poor setup at work, and long commutes often add up to an abundance of stress on your neck.

At Holmes Chiropractic, we provide natural and effective relief for neck pain. Our goal is to respond to the root cause of discomfort and help you make better posture an easy part of your routine so you feel better now and well into the future.

Typical Symptoms

Neck pain can be acute or chronic. Some patients also experience muscle stiffness, pain that radiates, a loss of normal motion, headaches, or migraines.

It’s rare for this type of pain to be a symptom of a more serious problem. Commonly your discomfort may be accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in your arms or hands, or you may have shooting pain into your shoulder or down your arm. Our experienced doctors are trained to treat these types of symptoms. We recommend not to wait for these symptoms to progress, and to call our office immediately to schedule an appointment.

Common Causes

Pain is often the result of joints in the neck becoming tight or misaligned. This puts added stress on the surrounding muscles and increases their workload. When a joint is not aligned properly or not moving correctly, nerves become irritated, leading to symptoms.

Here are some of the most common causes of neck discomfort:

Muscle strains. Things like sitting for many hours hunched over your computer often trigger muscle strains. Even reading in bed—especially if you don’t have proper neck support—can strain neck muscles.

Worn joints. As you age, your neck joints tend to wear down. Osteoarthritis causes the cushions (cartilage) between your bones (vertebrae) to deteriorate. Your body then develops bone spurs that affect joint motion and cause pain.
Nerve compression. Herniated disks or bone spurs in the vertebrae of your neck can put pressure on the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord.

Injuries. A rear-end auto collision often results in a whiplash injury. This type of injury occurs when the head is jerked backward and then forward, resulting in the soft tissues of the neck being strained.

Thorough Assessments and Examinations

At your initial consultation, we’ll do a complete history, assessment, and examination to give us a more precise idea of what’s going on. Dr. Holmes and Dr. Walsh will then build a customized plan of care for your needs.

Providing Natural Solutions

We offer natural, holistic care that targets pain and dysfunction from every angle. We’ll start with gentle chiropractic care to restore all the joints to proper positioning. Depending on your situation, we may also recommend physiotherapy or spinal decompression to stretch the spine.

We have skill and experience in resolving pain and helping patients achieve a speedy recovery. Whatever the cause of your discomfort, we’ll help you begin feeling like yourself again and work with you to make sure your neck pain doesn’t come back.

Schedule Your Appointment Now

You don’t have to turn to medication or surgery to get relief from your discomfort. Book your first visit today.


Neck Pain Treatment Walnut Creek CA | (925) 938-1122