The biggest mistake we could make when it comes to your neck is to simply patch the problem. Frequently patients come to us in severe neck pain and simply want the issue to be solved with a few quick adjustments so they can be on their way. But the harsh reality to this method is it is not solving the problem at all. And the longer we prolong a true fix with patch care, the further your neck's structure begins to degenerate, leading to PERMANENT damage. We personalize care plans for each and every patient to make sure you and your body are getting exactly what it needs to heal. Here are 3 services we offer that help immensely with eliminating neck pain:
1. Adjustments. This is the only thing that is going to induce motion into those bones in your neck that are not currently moving. Proper biomechanics of your structure is the foundation for the entire process therefore it is the most important. This is why we choose to take motion study x-rays in our office. We want to examine exactly which vertebra are moving incorrectly so we know where to target. This makes our adjusting much more specific and successful with our neck pain patients.
2. Denneroll. Yes it is pronounced like you’d think but unfortunately we aren’t suggesting you eat the gluten filled, buttery goodness that it sounds like. The Denneroll is the advanced version of the rolled up towel mentioned earlier. This is to be used after you are able to complete your 25-30 minutes on the hand towel. It is a firm Styrofoam support that further induces your natural cervical curve and will allow your neck muscles to stretch and relax. We follow the same schedule and protocol with the Denneroll as we do with the rolled up towel previously.
3. Functional training. Our trainers in the Functional Training Center are skilled in creating workouts to strengthen specific muscular groups while also increasing mobility of others. They have designed hundreds of workouts to accommodate for your body’s current state. One of my personal favorites that you will find me in there performing weekly is the “Lat Row” on the TRX bands. What a burner! But it’s awesome in activating the latissimus dorsi muscle which helps pull the shoulders back, thus preventing a rounded, hunched posture. If you aren’t sore the next day, you didn’t do them right!
The common "neck pain" can lead to many more serious conditions and symptoms if gone untreated. Do not wait until you can't turn your head while driving or your hands go numb every night when you sleep. Let's take a PROACTIVE approach to our health rather than REACTIVE. Schedule your appointment today! 623.551.6677
Dr. Courtney Knight is a recent Doctor of Chiropractic graduate of National University of Health Sciences in St. Petersburg, Florida and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2013. Go Blue! Dr. Knight was born and raised in a small town in southwest Michigan where her sense of community and wellness drove her to pursue a career in the holistic health field. She saw the inconsistency in what society was being told was "healthy" and desired the research on how to truly correct one's diet to fuel their body rather than feed cravings. Dr. Knight focused her studies on the anti-inflammatory diet, discovering that our bodies are in a state of chronic inflammation due to the food we are eating which in turn, is the underlying cause of so many diseases plaguing our world today.... see more
Dr. Brian Hester, originally from Alabama, graduated from Life University in 1999 with his Doctorate of Chiropractic. He moved to Anthem, Arizona in 2003 and opened his wellness center. Dr. Hester's mission is to provide people in the North Phoenix area, with the tools they need to identify stressors in their life and the underlying causes of their health challenges. With Dr. Hester as a health partner, patients can make positive lifestyle changes and take control of their lives...... see more
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