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Neck Pain


Mark Gutierrez, DC

The human neck is both incredibly strong and vulnerable to injury, which is why neck pain is such a common complaint. At Gutierrez Chiropractic Inc. in Tustin, California, Dr. Mark Gutierrez has helped many men and women move beyond neck pain. He offers thorough diagnostic exams and customized treatment plans to help you find lasting relief.

To explore the available options, book an appointment today. Online scheduling allows you to set up your visit at any time of day or night, or you can always call or stop by the office to check appointment availability.

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What causes neck pain?

When you consider the structure of the human neck and all that it does each and every day, it’s surprising that neck pain isn’t even more common. Your neck consists of seven vertebrae with discs between each, eight pairs of cervical nerves, and numerous muscles, blood vessels, and connective tissues. A problem with any of these components can lead to significant neck pain. While you might not spend a great deal of time thinking about your neck, once neck pain arrives you may be able to think of little else.

Some common causes of neck pain include:

  • Traumatic or sports injury
  • Whiplash
  • Poor posture
  • Arthritis
  • Disc deterioration
  • Pinched nerve

Neck pain can also be a sign of a serious medical condition like meningitis or even heart attack. That’s why it is so important to have your neck pain professionally diagnosed.

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What kind of chiropractic care can help with neck pain?

Your treatment depends on a number of factors, including your overall health and the source of your pain. Dr. Gutierrez often uses various spinal manipulation techniques to correct alignment issues in your cervical spine. The movements are gentler than what you might associate with “traditional” chiropractic care. By moving your neck through a specified range of motion and making necessary vertebral adjustments, neck pain can be reduced.

Massage often plays an important role. Therapeutic massage is very different from the types of massage you may have had in a spa setting. Team members at ChiroMed Health Center have advanced knowledge of human anatomy and the skills needed to target the appropriate tissues.

What can I expect from chiropractic treatment?

Everyone has a different experience after visiting a chiropractor. You can expect your sessions to be comfortable, and there should be no pain associated with treatment. In general, chiropractic care results in:

  • Increased range of motion
  • Decreased pain
  • Improvements in activity levels and overall lifestyle
  • Lessened inflammation

In fact, many men and women who turn to chiropractic care for one area of their body end up relying on their chiropractor when other issues arise as they age. At ChiroMed Health Center, some patients even introduce their friends and family to the practice!

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