Chiropractic care is a non-surgical treatment option that may help reduce your neck pain and related symptoms. Listed below are some of the different types of neck (cervical) conditions that Dr. Lipkin treats:
Cervical intervertebral disc injuries (that don’t require surgery)
Cervical muscle strain injuries
Degenerative joint syndrome of the neck (eg, facet joints)
Facet joint sprain
Whiplash- Neck Pain from Auto or Sports injuries
Before deciding which approach to try for your pain, Dr. Lipkin will go through your past medical history and review your current onset and symptoms. He will perform an examination to diagnose the specific cause of your neck pain by checking for restricted movement, alignment, and posture.
In addition, he may order imaging tests (x-ray or MRI) to help diagnose the exact cause of your neck pain.
If your condition is not considered to be of chiropractic benefit, Dr. Lipkin will refer you to the appropriate specialist.
A treatment plan customized for you will be created and reviewed to your understanding.
For treatment, a combination of spinal manipulation, manual therapy, or other techniques will be reviewed based upon your need.
Flexion-distraction technique is a gentle, hands-on spinal manipulation that involves a pumping action on the intervertebral disc instead of direct force.
Specific spinal manipulation helps restore joint movement using a gentle thrusting technique.
Manual joint stretching and resistance techniques can help reduce neck pain and other symptoms.
Trigger point therapy is used to relieve tight, painful points on a muscle.
Inferential electrical stimulation uses a low frequency electrical current to stimulate neck muscles.
Therapeutic exercises may also be recommended, rendered or prescribed to promote healing and to help improve overall range of motion in your neck and prevent neck pain from progressing.