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Neck Pain

Neck Pain Specialist

Neck pain can interrupt your day-to-day and quality of life. Continued pain can make turning your head challenging and can extend down into the shoulders. At Mouroux Chiropractic, Dr. Bradley Mouroux uses chiropractic adjustments to provide effective pain relief for neck pain to patients throughout West San Jose, CA, and surrounding areas including Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Cambrian Park, and Willow Glen.


Neck Pain Q & A

by Bradley Mouroux, DC, CCSP, CPAK

What causes neck pain?

The neck is responsible for holding the full weight of the head and the movement of it. Even though the neck is pliable, it can become vulnerable to injury and pain. A pinched nerve is one of the most common reasons for neck pain to appear. This pinch occurs when the vertebrae of the neck shift out of alignment, pressing down on the nerves. When this pressure develops, it can cause pain in the neck and possibly other extremities. Vertebrae can shift out of alignment from:

  • Whiplash
  • Awkward sleeping positions
  • Hunching over or poor posture
  • Having your neck forced beyond its normal range of motion

Can you prevent neck pain?

Most of the reasons for neck pain to develop can be avoided with a few lifestyle adjustments, such as:

  • Keeping good posture when sitting or standing
  • Having your computer monitor at eye-level
  • Sleeping on a pillow that’s firm
  • Not sleeping on your stomach
  • Exercising regularly

What is treatment like?

Neck pain treatment focuses on the supportive structure of the neck including the muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and bones. An examination will be done initially to determine what is causing the neck pain. Once the cause has been diagnosed, a specific treatment plan can be created for your symptoms. Some of these treatments can include:

  • Resting the painful area for a few days
  • Refraining from activities that strain neck muscles, joints, or ligaments
  • Using prescription medications to reduce inflammation, relax muscles, and relieve pain
  • Massage Therapy using a TENS unit (electrical stimulation machine) to alleviate pain caused by tension
  • Spinal adjustments of the vertebrae in the neck can bring neck pain relief

You should see Dr. Mouroux for neck pain if:

  • Pain and stiffness doesn’t improve after a few days
  • You’re unable to turn your head
  • You have to take over-the-counter medications to treat your pain
  • There's numbness or tingling in your hands or wrists
  • The neck pain started within a few days of an accident

Location

Office Hours

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

By Appointment Only

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

  • "The staff is always very friendly. Dr. Brad knows what he is doing and fixes me everytime I need it. He explains very well, what is most likely going on so I can understand it and does a couple things and makes me feel normal again. Very informative and friendly. I was very hesitant going to a chiropractor in general but Dr. Brad made me feel comfortable and deals with my stubborn bones. Well worth the first visit because you will keep going back"
    Summer O.
  • "I always leave feeling just right. Thank you!"
    Holly J.
  • "My 80 year-old husband felt relief in his pain level even from the very first visit. We have great expectations for the future treatments."
    Don L.
  • "Dr. Moreaux is very thorough, looking at the whole body instead of just the area of pain. He was able to diagnose the issue (shoulder injury) quickly and provide a multitude of techniques and approaches to provide relief. Dr. Moreaux was personable, caring, and attentive. Thank you for the wonderful service."
    LINDA H.
  • "Dr. Brad is patient, well informed, gentle honest and forthright. He is extremely knowledgeable and practices a whole body wellness approach. I have been going to him for a couple of years now and he has never tried to push me to come more than I need or can. His adjustments always make me feel better !!"
    SUBHA T.
  • "Dr Brad is a great Chiropractic doctor and has a holistic mind set. He always listens patiently and has always fixed my neck, back pain. He is patient, gentle and has a great attitude."
    SUBHA T.