Neck Pain Specialist

Fremont Chiropractic

Steve Abercrombie, DC

Chiropractor & Active Release Technique Specialist located in Fremont, CA

You don’t have to live with the stiffness and discomfort of neck pain. Steve Abercrombie, DC at Fremont Chiropractic has innovative techniques to identify the cause of your neck discomfort and treat your symptoms. Dr. Abercrombie has been serving the community of Fremont, California, for 15 years. He has firsthand experience with chronic pain and has dedicated his career to helping his patients find relief. If you’re looking for compassionate and effective solutions for your neck pain, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What is neck pain?

Neck pain is a common condition. Also known as cervical spine pain, it usually involves ligaments, tendons, or muscles.

You have seven vertebrae in your neck. These bony building blocks of your spine surround the spinal cord and canal. The discs of your spine are between the vertebrae. Besides the vertebrae and discs, your neck is a complex structure made of muscles, arteries, veins, lymph nodes, and glands.

Neck pain can have several causes such as:

  • Whiplash or other neck injuries
  • Neck strain
  • Emotional stress
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Pinched nerves


Infections or viruses in the throat and conditions that affect the neck muscles, such as fibromyalgia, can also lead to neck pain.

Neck pain can also lead to pain in other areas of your back due to inflammation of the spine.

What the symptoms of neck pain?

Dull aches usually mark neck pain. If you move your neck or turn your head, the pain can worsen. Additional symptoms associated with neck pain include:

  • Tingling or numbness
  • Dizziness
  • Tenderness
  • Sharp, shooting pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Swollen lymph nodes


While you’re experiencing neck pain, you might also have facial pain, shoulder pain, headache, and arm numbness or tingling. These symptoms usually indicate that you have pinched nerves in your neck.

How do chiropractors treat neck pain?

Dr. Abercrombie develops customized treatment approaches tailored to treat your particular neck condition.

To isolate the cause of your neck pain, Dr. Abercrombie evaluates your symptoms and performs spinal screenings to assess your spine health. Digital X-rays are also available on site to help him reach a diagnosis.

Neck pain is very responsive to one of Dr. Abercrombie’s preferred therapies, Active Release Techniques, or ART®. This form of massage therapy restores function and mobility to soft tissue and overused muscles.

To treat your neck pain, he might incorporate a variety of chiropractic and physical therapy techniques, such as:

  • Muscle relaxation and stimulation: stretching and gently contracting your muscles
  • Traction therapy: increasing space between vertebrae and stretching neck muscles and ligaments
  • Spinal adjustments: releasing restricted joints
  • Custom exercises: strengthening and stretching your body

 

Dr. Abercrombie wants to help you reach optimal health now and to stay healthy in the future. To help you avoid re-injury in the future, he might also recommend lifestyle coaching and nutrition counseling to support your health.

If you’re searching for solutions for your chronic neck pain, call Fremont Chiropractic today or schedule a consultation online.