Neck Pain Specialist

Daniel Bai, DC -  - Chiropractor

Life Effect Centers

Daniel Bai, DC

Chiropractor located in Frankfort, IL

Neck pain can make it hard to turn your head, making day-to-day activities almost unbearable. Dr. Bai uses chiropractic adjustments to provide effective pain relief for neck pain to patients in Frankfort, Illinois.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

The neck has a difficult job of holding up the eight pounds of head on its cervical vertebrae. Some of the causes of neck pain can include a pinched nerve where the vertebrae shifts out of alignment, pushing on the nerves causing neck pain. Vertebrae can shift out of alignment from:

  • Poor posture such as sitting hunched over your phone all day.
  • Your neck being stuck in an awkward position for a long period of time
  • Sleeping wrong
  • Your neck being forced beyond its normal range of motion

Whiplash is also one of the most common injuries to the neck. The sudden movement snaps the neck awkwardly and overstretches and tears the tendons and ligaments in the neck.

Can neck pain can be prevented?

Some of the most common occurrences of neck pain can be avoided by a few simple techniques, such as:

  • Maintaining good posture when you sit or stand
  • Moving your computer monitor to eye level
  • Using a firm pillow when you sleep
  • Sleeping on your side or on your back
  • Getting regular exercise to maintain proper movement in your neck

When should you see a chiropractor for neck pain?

Chiropractors specialize in the neuromuscular structure of the neck. Treatments work to restore balance and keep everything in alignment. After a physical exam and X-rays, spinal adjustments complemented with specific neck exercises and physiotherapy work to restore motion to stiff joints through a specific chiropractic treatment plan.

You should see a chiropractor for neck pain if:

  • Your neck pain or stiffness does not improve after a few days
  • You cannot turn your head without severe neck pain
  • You take over-the-counter medications to treat pain
  • You’re worried that your neck pain may have a serious cause
  • You feel numbness or tingling in your hands or wrists
  • Your neck pain started within a few days of a car accident