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Neck Pain Treatment in Ottawa

Desk job neck painWithout a doubt, neck pain is one of the most common complaints we see at Ottawa Health: Performance and Rehabilitation. Considering the amount of time people spend at their workstations or on their digital devices at home, it’s no surprise that many suffer from neck pain.


Signs and symptoms of neck pain include the following:

  • Muscle tightness and spasms
  • A decreased ability to move your head
  • Headache

Common Causes

Because your neck is flexible and supports the weight of your head, it can be susceptible to injuries and conditions that result in pain and restricted motion. There are many causes of neck pain. We categorize them as follows to help determine the best course of action:

Trauma/acute neck pain: This is pain with an immediate onset after a unique incident. It can be caused by a sport injury, concussion, sprain/strain, car accident or other types of accident. The pain is easily reproduced with specific movements.

Chronic neck pain: This pain is longstanding and sometimes comes in waves. It may or may not be the result of a previous traumatic or acute incident, and it is often associated with longstanding mechanical neck pain.

Mechanical neck pain: Mechanical neck pain is very common and usually results from poor posture, lack of muscular support, and/or poor ergonomics. It’s often associated with sedentary behavior, and sitting at a desk with poor ergonomics is often a big contributor.

Other causes of neck pain: Neck pain may be caused by other, more concerning factors, such as cancer. Fortunately, this is not a common cause of neck pain and accounts for a very small percentage of people with neck pain.

Our Approach

Neck pain is usually not a complicated condition to address—although like back pain, there are different categories of neck pain. Identifying the category will help determine the technique we use to address the problem. With proper Chiropractic Care, neck pain can be treated. We offer a variety of approaches that are tailored to your specific needs and condition, including:

  • Spinal manipulation / adjustments can be an ideal way to improve neck function and relieve pain. This technique is best suited for joint irritations, tissue entrapments, nerve entrapments, and many more conditions.
  • Acupuncture is often used whenever there is a lot of tension along the muscles of the neck. These problems will often result in neck pain, stiffness, headaches, jaw pain and other symptoms.
  • Soft tissue / fascial therapy is used to improve the tissue function, which may promote better movement of the neck.
  • Physical therapy is an essential component of our care plans to promote long-lasting results as well as to prevent future issues.

Your Comfort Is Paramount

Ottawa Health never perform any kind of care that our patients aren’t comfortable with. Our phenomenal chiropractors are uniquely hired because of their expertise with a variety of techniques. There are multiple ways to accomplish the same goal and improve the health of our patients. Rest assured that we take the time to explain what we do before we do anything. And if you’re still unsure about any technique or service, we have other tools at our disposal.

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Neck Pain Treatment in Alta Vista, Ottawa ON | (613) 728-9414