Neck Pain Specialist

Cactus Medical Center

Medical, Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Peoria, AZ

Is your stiff neck impeding your daily life? Whether you’ve recently experienced a traumatic event or have just slept in an awkward position, Dr. Brandon Kulp and the physical medicine professionals at Cactus Medical Center in Peoria, Arizona, can help. They offer a variety of noninvasive, effective, and innovative techniques to help treat the cause of your neck pain and alleviate your symptoms. Call today or request an appointment online.

Neck Pain Q & A

Cactus Medical Center

What causes neck pain?

Your neck is made up of vertebrae, each separated by gel-like cushions: your nerves and discs. If something happens to cause one or more of your vertebrae to shift out of alignment, you can suffer from a “pinched” nerve due to overcrowding. As a result, you experience neck pain.

Pain in your neck can result from a pinched nerve or an injury, whiplash being one of the most common. It occurs when your neck suddenly moves forward and backward or from side to side.

What can cause your vertebrae to shift?

Misalignment of your vertebrae can occur due to various reasons. Common examples include:

  • Poor posture
  • Keeping your neck in an awkward position for a long duration of time (e.g., painting your ceiling)
  • Continually sleeping on your stomach or using a flat pillow
  • Forcing your neck beyond its normal range of motion (e.g., whiplash from a car accident or suffering from a major fall off your ladder)

How can physical medicine help treat your neck pain?

Cactus Medical Center specializes in treating neck pain with science-based chiropractic techniques, like manual adjustments, rehabilitation therapy, and trigger-point injections. These innovative methods can help restore motion in your stiff joints and alleviate your pain in the process, ultimately enhancing your quality of life.

Chiropractic adjustments

The physical medicine specialists at Cactus Medical Center can use spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments to improve your spinal function and alleviate the stress on your system. Depending on the cause of your pain, they choose from various spinal manipulation techniques, both manual and device-assisted, to relieve and improve your condition.

Rehabilitation therapy

Our Rehab team can help you improve your posture and ergonomics. They can demonstrate exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles to help relieve the recurring joint irritation and tension in your neck and back muscles.

Trigger-point injections

Cactus Medical Center offers trigger-point therapy to help reduce your neck pain. This outpatient procedure tackles the root of your problem by addressing the source of your muscle-related neck pain.

Your physician injects a combination of a local anesthetic and saline into your targeted area to numb the muscle responsible for your pain. As a result, trigger-point therapy helps you avoid using pain medications or other dangerous drugs that could lead to addiction.

The caring staff at Cactus Medical Center understands how tension in your spine can relate to problems in other parts of your body. That’s why they develop a treatment plan to address your body as a whole and help to restore your quality of life.

Call Cactus Medical Center today or schedule an appointment online.