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Neck Pain

Your neck may be small, but it is mighty. It is home to seven important vertebrae that make range of motion possible. This portion of your spine is called your cervical spine, and just like with the rest of it, when something goes awry, you notice. 

 

Considering how often we use devices these days, it’s no surprise that we see more and more patients due to neck discomfort. It’s especially important to learn how to take care of your neck in the new working environment. We’re seeing many remote employees who are utilizing insufficient and remarkably body-impairing spaces to work from home.

 

Dr. DeSantis would like to help you help your cervical spine. Many of our patients are suffering from the following symptoms all too often:

 

  • Stiff neck

  • Loss of range of motion

  • Can’t comfortably turn head

  • Sleepless nights

  • Discomfort when working at their desks and looking at their computer screen

  • Discomfort when looking at phone or device 

  • Discomfort when sitting, standing, or the body is at rest

  • Sharp pain or dull pain that radiates into shoulders or down into fingers

 

Here is some quick advice for those who are remotely working on computers all day:

 

  • Do not use your bed as your office

  • Do not use your sofa as your office

  • Use an ergonomically correct chair with proper lumbar support

  • If you don’t have a desk, use your kitchen table or invest in a small computer desk on castors that’s easy to move 

 

While you may not think your need to make this investment, your neck may be of a different opinion. The amount of time, energy, and money spent on seeing a chiropractor will outweigh these proactive measures of properly supporting your cervical spine.

Should I See a Chiropractor For My Back Pain?

The short answer to this question: yes. Because a balanced spine is vital to your body’s health and its ability to properly support your movements, finding out why it’s in pain should be a top priority. Our chiropractic solutions will help find the root of your symptoms with a holistic approach. 


 

Many of our patients visit us for one or more of the following: 

 

  • Pain in the back- sharp, dull, stabbing, throbbing, or radiating

  • Sore, tender, or aching back muscles 

  • Lumbar pain / lower back pain

  • A stiff back 

  • Loss of range of motion or flexibility in the back

  • Swelling or redness in the back

 

These pain points may arise due to inactivity, prolonged activity, irregular spine use, actions, or posture or because of something more traumatic such as a fall or car accident. 

Other reasons include:

 

  • Athletic injury

  • Poor ergonomics

  • Working at a computer all-day

  • Work-related injury 

  • Sitting all-day

  • Poor moving or lifting practices 

  • Lifting heavy items incorrectly 

  • Abrupt movements or pulling of the body

 

We can employ a number of safe, non-invasive solutions to support your goals of a healthy spine. Not only will our team provide you with chiropractic care through the hands-on approach of finding restricted segments of the spine and adjusting them, but we will educate you on how to care for your spine proactively. Dr. DeSantis offers his patients reliable resources that cultivate a stable relationship between the patient and the patient’s body. 

 

Understanding that the current working environment is unconventional, we think it’s important to educate those who are now working remotely on some beneficial, natural healthcare practices. We’d like the opportunity to work with you on getting and maintaining proper alignment, which will make a massive difference in your comfort level and support the higher overall function of body and mind.  

 

When your spine is working in its natural, most reliable state, it can maximize the body’s performance. Chiropractic care for your back pain is responsible and effective. If you can avoid unsafe surgery or medication, that’s a win for you and your health. 

Should I See a Chiropractor For My Back Pain?

The short answer to this question: yes. Because a balanced spine is vital to your body’s health and its ability to properly support your movements, finding out why it’s in pain should be a top priority. Our chiropractic solutions will help find the root of your symptoms with a holistic approach. 


 

Many of our patients visit us for one or more of the following: 

 

  • Pain in the back- sharp, dull, stabbing, throbbing, or radiating

  • Sore, tender, or aching back muscles 

  • Lumbar pain / lower back pain

  • A stiff back 

  • Loss of range of motion or flexibility in the back

  • Swelling or redness in the back

 

These pain points may arise due to inactivity, prolonged activity, irregular spine use, actions, or posture or because of something more traumatic such as a fall or car accident. 

Other reasons include:

 

  • Athletic injury

  • Poor ergonomics

  • Working at a computer all-day

  • Work-related injury 

  • Sitting all-day

  • Poor moving or lifting practices 

  • Lifting heavy items incorrectly 

  • Abrupt movements or pulling of the body

 

We can employ a number of safe, non-invasive solutions to support your goals of a healthy spine. Not only will our team provide you with chiropractic care through the hands-on approach of finding restricted segments of the spine and adjusting them, but we will educate you on how to care for your spine proactively. Dr. DeSantis offers his patients reliable resources that cultivate a stable relationship between the patient and the patient’s body. 

 

Understanding that the current working environment is unconventional, we think it’s important to educate those who are now working remotely on some beneficial, natural healthcare practices. We’d like the opportunity to work with you on getting and maintaining proper alignment, which will make a massive difference in your comfort level and support the higher overall function of body and mind.  

 

When your spine is working in its natural, most reliable state, it can maximize the body’s performance. Chiropractic care for your back pain is responsible and effective. If you can avoid unsafe surgery or medication, that’s a win for you and your health. 

Should I See a Chiropractor For My Back Pain?

The short answer to this question: yes. Because a balanced spine is vital to your body’s health and its ability to properly support your movements, finding out why it’s in pain should be a top priority. Our chiropractic solutions will help find the root of your symptoms with a holistic approach. 


 

Many of our patients visit us for one or more of the following: 

 

  • Pain in the back- sharp, dull, stabbing, throbbing, or radiating

  • Sore, tender, or aching back muscles 

  • Lumbar pain / lower back pain

  • A stiff back 

  • Loss of range of motion or flexibility in the back

  • Swelling or redness in the back

 

These pain points may arise due to inactivity, prolonged activity, irregular spine use, actions, or posture or because of something more traumatic such as a fall or car accident. 

Other reasons include:

 

  • Athletic injury

  • Poor ergonomics

  • Working at a computer all-day

  • Work-related injury 

  • Sitting all-day

  • Poor moving or lifting practices 

  • Lifting heavy items incorrectly 

  • Abrupt movements or pulling of the body

 

We can employ a number of safe, non-invasive solutions to support your goals of a healthy spine. Not only will our team provide you with chiropractic care through the hands-on approach of finding restricted segments of the spine and adjusting them, but we will educate you on how to care for your spine proactively. Dr. DeSantis offers his patients reliable resources that cultivate a stable relationship between the patient and the patient’s body. 

 

Understanding that the current working environment is unconventional, we think it’s important to educate those who are now working remotely on some beneficial, natural healthcare practices. We’d like the opportunity to work with you on getting and maintaining proper alignment, which will make a massive difference in your comfort level and support the higher overall function of body and mind.  

 

When your spine is working in its natural, most reliable state, it can maximize the body’s performance. Chiropractic care for your back pain is responsible and effective. If you can avoid unsafe surgery or medication, that’s a win for you and your health. 

Why Do I Have Neck Pain?

Our neck plays a significant role in our posture, our everyday movements, and even our sleep. Our neck muscles are almost always in play, which means there's a lot of opportunity for pain. The good news is that usually, the pain can be remedied with a chiropractor’s help.  

 

Neck pain can be caused by any number of events, including:

 

  • Strain or stress 

  • Sitting at a desk all-day

  • Repetitive activity

  • Poor posture

  • A surgery

  • An accident

  • Text neck

  • Sports or athletics

  • Daily life wear and tear 

  • And, many more

 

Don’t let your neck pain become unbearable; it’s too important to your quality of life. Come see us so we can discuss how to best manage your current neck pain and keep it from coming back. 

Should I See a Chiropractor For My Neck Pain?

If one part of your spine is out of balance, the entire spine is at risk. If your neck is feeling even the slightest discomfort, visiting your Rice Lake chiropractic office is recommended. When the joints, muscles, and ligaments aren’t functioning correctly, they aren’t working together as they should, which means your body isn’t supporting you properly.

 

Every joint in your spine has its own function and its own weight to pull. If other areas are overused to compensate for harmed areas, the overused joints and muscles have the potential to become harmed themselves. 

 

When our body expresses itself through pain, it’s letting you know that there’s something wrong. While you may think the little pain when you turn your head is no big deal, if it’s not managed correctly, the big deal may be just around the corner. 

 

Dr. DeSantis can safely and quickly evaluate your underlying neck issues and remedy the symptoms using chiropractic care that you feel comfortable with. 

 

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, we’d like to see you in our office: 

 

  • Chronic or intense neck pain

  • Dull, radiating neck pain

  • Swelling and redness in your neck

  • Weakness, tingling, or numbness in your neck

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

 

When your neck is in discomfort, finding the cause is key to getting your spine healthy. We will find a strategy to mitigate the problem and the pain through natural, effective care.  

How Will a Chiropractor Treat My Neck Pain?

Wild Rivers Chiropractic provides non-invasive, evidence-based care to our patients. Dr. DeSantis has solutions that never mask your pain but remedy its cause. Finding the source is vital to true body balance, allowing it to function at its height. We discourage the use of prescription medications whenever possible, and our goal is to support your recovery without the need for surgery. 

The McKenzie Method

This is an education-based solution that requires the patient’s independent care, as well as a handful of in-office chiropractic care visits. Dr. DeSantis will discuss with the patient how to maintain a safe, healthy body and provide exercises and stretches, as well as proper sleeping positions, posture, and more. 

 

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization to treat neck pain

In some cases, Dr. DeSantis may use specific handheld chiropractic tools to help him break down scar tissue and accelerate your neck’s mobilization. When scar tissue is removed, your pain will subside, and range of motion will no longer be difficult. 

 

Adjustments to treat neck pain

Chiropractic adjustments to the cervical spine, sometimes referred to as spinal manipulation, are standard services that focus on specific joints that need attention. Dr. DeSantis uses his hands to find the restricted spinal segments to adjust, thereby restoring the spine’s normal motion. When done, patients often experience immediate relief and improved movement.  

Therapeutic exercises to treat neck pain

Exercises and stretches always benefit the body; however, the patient’s results come faster and easier when combined with our holistic services. We will provide a series of manageable take-home exercises that benefit your chiropractic treatments done in the office. Every patient will receive advice and instruction on properly performing their exercises to ensure an efficient, safe recovery. 

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Getting Chiropractic Care for Your Neck Pain

When your neck isn’t supporting you as it should, almost every aspect of your life is put at risk: your everyday routine, your job, your physical activity, and you’re putting undue stress on joints and muscles that are now at risk of becoming unhealthy, too. Getting your body in balance is necessary.  

 

Dr. DeSantis will talk with you about a course of action, including in-office chiropractic care at our Rice Lake office, as well as massage therapy and take-home exercises that all work together for the best and fastest outcome. We will go over all of your questions, making sure you feel happy with the health program we put in place. 

 

Our patients do not leave our office until they feel confident in the wellness plans and goals discussed. If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before and are feeling anxious, please call us to set up an appointment so we can ease your mind. It’s a smart, responsible, safe way to get your body fully functioning. 

 

We want your body, mind, and spirit to benefit from our efforts, getting you the quality of life you deserve. Reach out to us so we can help rid you of your neck pain as soon as possible. 

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