Neck Pain Specialist

Makda Chiropractic Health Center

Makda Getachew, DC

Board Certified Chiropractic Physician & Auto Accident Injury Care located in Skyline, Alexandria, VA

Neck pain may occur after an injury and is the most common complaint after being involved in a car accident. If neck pain reduces your quality of life and doesn’t subside on its own, Makda Getachew, DC, and the expert team of chiropractic specialists at Makda Chiropractic Health Center in Alexandria, Virginia, offer simple, holistic solutions. They use chiropractic adjustments, massage, and corrective exercises for neck pain relief. Schedule an appointment over the phone or request one online to learn more about your treatment options.

Neck Pain Q & A

What is neck pain?

Neck pain involves a feeling of discomfort in your neck, head, shoulders, or upper back. Neck and arm pain often originate from injured or irritated joints, discs, muscles, ligaments, tendons, or nerve tissue. The expert team at Makda Chiropractic Health Center offers holistic treatments to relieve neck pain.

What are the symptoms of neck pain?

Neck pain can present in various forms. You might experience headaches, muscle tension, pain that worsens while working at a computer or driving, muscle spasms, or a limited range of motion of your head. Neck pain can be severe or mild. It may come and go, subside on its own, or be long-lasting.

What causes neck pain?

The following causes can contribute to neck discomfort:

  • Arthritis 
  • Worn joints
  • Muscles strains
  • Nerve compression
  • Automobile injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Poor sleeping positions
  • Bad posture
  • Spinal misalignment

Smoking, continuous computer use, and carrying heavy bags over your shoulder can increase your risk of developing neck and shoulder problems.

How is neck pain diagnosed?

Dr. Getachew and her team review your symptoms and medical history to diagnose neck pain. They complete a physical exam and may use blood tests or imaging tests, such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans, to determine the root cause of neck pain and establish the most effective treatment.

What is the treatment for neck pain?

After identifying the source of neck pain, Dr. Getachew and her team treat it accordingly for long-lasting symptom relief. They offer:

Chiropractic adjustments

The Makda Chiropractic Health Center specialists use a series of chiropractic adjustments to manipulate your cervical spine, relieve nerve pressure, and realign the spine for lasting comfort. They use state-of-the-art chiropractic tables and procedures to help you achieve almost instant relief.

Massage

Massage helps eliminate neck pain associated with muscle tension and nerve compression. Your Makda Chiropractic Health Center specialist uses a variety of innovative massage techniques that best suit your personalized needs.

Physical therapy

During physical therapy sessions, exercises and stretches strengthen muscles and joints to relieve chronic neck pain and prevent it from returning.

Other natural remedies

At-home neck pain treatments help alleviate discomfort, too. Heat and ice therapy reduces inflammation associated with a neck injury. Wearing a neck brace limits range of motion while your injury heals.

Don’t live with neck pain when simple, holistic treatments are available at Makda Chiropractic Health Center. Schedule an appointment over the phone or request one online today.