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Neck Pain Treatment

If you live on Long Island and are looking for the best chiropractic care for neck pain, look no further than the practitioners at True Sport Care and Chiropractic.  At True Sport Care and Chiropractic in Smithtown, we specialize in providing effective, personalized treatment for neck pain. Our unique expertise combines advanced chiropractic techniques, soft tissue therapy, and tailored exercise programs to address the root causes of neck pain. Whether your discomfort stems from poor posture, injuries, or chronic conditions, our comprehensive approach ensures you receive the best care possible. Trust our experienced team to help you regain mobility and alleviate pain with proven, holistic methods designed for long-lasting relief.

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Proper Diagnosis of Neck Pain

While precise diagnosis is primarily for insurance purposes, understanding the underlying cause of neck pain is crucial. Terms like "cephalgia" (headache) or "tendinosis" (pathology of the tendon) are often used to describe the location and nature of the pain. At True Sport Care and Chiropractic, we focus on identifying weaknesses and imbalances to tailor our treatment approach effectively.

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Symptoms of Neck Pain

Neck pain is often associated with other symptoms and discomforts. Neck pain symptoms can range from mild “nagging” pain to excruciating agonizing pain.  Here is just a small list of complaints that we receive from our patients:

  • Neck pain that is on one side and radiates to the shoulder
  • Upper back into neck pain causing pins and needles down right arm and numbness 
  • Headaches and neck tightness
  • Agonizing neck pain, that’s radiating to the shoulder and arm, causing pain and numbness in my hand
  • Upper back, chest and neck pain
  • Decreased ability to move ahead (can’t turn head completely right or left)
  • Dizziness accompanied by neck tightness
  • Neck muscle tightness and spasms
  • Neck pain that gets worse at the end of the day or after holding your head in one place for prolonged periods (for example, when driving or working behind the computer.)

Understanding Neck Pain Causes and Conditions

At True Sport Care and Chiropractic in Smithtown, we frequently encounter various causes of neck pain, ranging from injury-related issues to chronic conditions. In fact, neck pain is one of the most common conditions that we see in the office.  The main causes of neck pain can be broken down into these categories:

Posture-Related Neck Pain:

A significant contributor to neck pain is poor posture, often exacerbated by prolonged computer use and the increasing prevalence of "text-neck" among younger individuals. These habits can lead to conditions such as disc issues or nonspecific neck pain.  Often part of a larger syndrome called Upper Crossed Syndrome, this condition is characterized by weak deep neck flexors and scapular stabilizers, along with tight sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscles and suboccipitals. It results from prolonged periods of poor posture, particularly from computer work and excessive smartphone use.

Injury-Related Neck Pain

Trauma from accidents, falls, or sports injuries can lead to conditions like whiplash, where the neck is forcefully whipped back and forth. This can cause muscle strain, ligament sprains, and even more severe injuries such as herniated discs.

Degenerative Conditions

Conditions like osteoarthritis, where the cartilage between vertebrae wears down over time, or degenerative disc disease, where the discs lose hydration and flexibility, can lead to chronic neck pain. These are more common in older adults but can affect anyone.

Daily Life Factors

Besides poor posture, everyday activities such as sleeping in an awkward position, carrying heavy bags, or repetitive motions can strain the neck muscles and lead to pain.

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Can Specific Exercises Help Relieve Neck Pain?

We believe in the power of therapeutic exercises when treating neck pain that is why prescription exercise therapy is part of most chiropractic treatments that we administer at True Sport Care and Chiropractic. However, in order to find the right exercises that would help ease the pain and prevent its recurrence we start with a thorough muscular imbalance examination. Our principle is "Test, don’t guess." Without a physical assessment, it’s challenging to prescribe specific exercises for neck pain. 

Can a Chiropractor Help with Neck Pain?

Yes, a chiropractor can significantly help with neck pain. Chiropractic care involves a combination of spinal adjustments, soft tissue techniques, and rehabilitative exercises tailored to address the specific causes of neck pain. At True Sport Care and Chiropractic, we focus on correcting misalignments, relieving muscle tension, and promoting proper movement patterns, which together help reduce pain and improve overall function. Our integrated approach ensures that all aspects of the problem are addressed, providing comprehensive and effective relief.

How to Find the Best Neck Pain Chiropractor Near Me in Smithtown?

Choosing the right chiropractor for neck pain is essential for effective treatment. Here are five simple rules to follow:

  1. Advanced Certifications: Check if the doctor has any advanced certifications and in what specialty. This can indicate a higher level of expertise in treating specific conditions.
  2. Patient Scheduling: Ask how many patients can be scheduled per hour. At True Sport Care and Chiropractic, we schedule a maximum of two patients per hour, ensuring each patient receives a full 30 minutes of face-to-face time with the doctor.
  3. Read Reviews: Online reviews and testimonials can provide insight into the experiences of other patients. 
  4. Consultation: Schedule a phone consultation to discuss your symptoms and treatment approach. You must feel comfortable with the chiropractor's style and philosophy.
  5. Treatment Success Evaluation: Inquire about the doctor's "breakpoint"—the point at which they consider treatments unsuccessful. Knowing this helps set realistic expectations. At True Sport Care and Chiropractic, our breakpoint is three visits, after which we reassess the treatment plan.

At True Sport Care and Chiropractic, our experienced team is dedicated to providing personalized and effective treatment for neck pain. Our office is conveniently located in Nesconset, Smithtown township, just a few miles away from Stony Brook, St. James, Smithtown, Lake Grove, Lake Ronkoma and Hauppauge.  Our patients come to us from much of Long Island because they can count to receive exceptional care when they suffer from neck pain, back pain, sciatica or sports injuries. We combine expertise in chiropractic care with a compassionate approach to help you achieve optimal health and well-being.

Our Comprehensive Neck Pain Treatment Approach

experienced Chiropractic team at True Sport Care and Chiropractic

Our unique multidisciplinary approach at True Sport Care and Chiropractic ensures a holistic treatment for neck pain. Our brand addresses the Muscular (soft tissue myofascial techniques), Osseous (Chiropractic) AND Neurological (Exercise prescription) components of imbalances to help you treat the root cause of pain. 

  • Soft Tissue Techniques: These are employed to alleviate discomfort and reset the muscle system.
  • Chiropractic Adjustment: This technique addresses the osseous (bone) system, ensuring proper alignment and function.
  • Exercise Prescription: Tailored exercises reset the neurological system, promoting new, healthier movement patterns.

Our 3-Visit Promise

If we cannot figure out your discomfort in 3 visits, we will refer you out to someone else.  

Take Your First Step to Treat Neck pain Today

For expert care and effective relief from neck pain, visit True Sport Care and Chiropractic in Smithtown. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health and well-being through our integrated approach to chiropractic care.

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To Feeling, Performing and Functioning at Your Best


Schedule an Appointment

Schedule your first appointment to receive a thorough evaluation of your issue and your first treatment.

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Customized Plan

You’ll have the doctors undivided attention for the duration of your session. You will receive a combination of soft tissue work, joint mobilization and athlete-specific therapeutic exercises.

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Quickly get out of pain, recover from injuries and get back in the game. We will help you gain an athletic edge and always perform and feel at your best.