Neck Pain Relief Solutions in West Chester, PA
For over 25 years, our amazing team has been helping patients find short term and long term relief from neck pain and discomfort. Regardless of how many different causes of neck pain and discomfort, our team has years of experience and has developed precision analysis to uncover what the cause is, and why you feel the way you do. Once we have identified this root cause we can formulate specific and unique treatment protocols to neutralize your specific problem – getting you out of pain and feeling comfortable again, or even better!
Neck Pain related problems, over the course of decades, have become one of our top-most specialties. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an adult or child, an athlete, an executive, a mom, a weekend warrior or even a couch potato… we have experienced your issues and know how to treat them. Our exceptional results come from our multifaceted approach of different therapies and protocols. This has earned us the reputation for fast relief and long term resolution towards the health and vitality that allow you to get back to doing the things you love to do with those those who matter most to you.
Is neck pain stopping you from doing the things you love? You don’t have to live with Neck Pain!
There are many causes for neck pain, discomfort and other neck related issues.
Below are the top 3 causes of neck pain and discomfort
- Forward Head Syndrome and the loss of the natural curve in your neck. This can come from simple computer work, texting, etc.
- Past Physical Trauma like car accidents, sports and weekend warrior injuries that rotate certain vertebrae in your neck creating mal alignment and the domino effect of the neck muscles and ligaments tightening ( sometimes to the point of spasm). In many cases these traumas accumulate over time and can slowly, over time, without your awareness create enough stress and damage where all of the sudden, out of the blue, neck pain makes itself known.
- Poor Posture and other Structural Issues that create pressure to the upper neck and shoulders. For example, rib cage rotation, tucked pelvis, locking of knees and rounded shoulders, just to name a few. This too usually accumulates over time and only makes itself known once the body becomes overwhelmed and can’t handle it anymore. In other words…. pain is always the last thing to show up but the cause is there from the beginning.
Top 5 WORST Things People Typically Do To Their Neck When Trying To Avoid Pain
1. Take Drugs Or Analgesics
Taking drugs and analgesics only mask the symptoms and don’t address the actual cause of the problem allowing it to progressively degenerate and grow into a bigger problem.
2. Crack Their Own Necks
Manipulating your own neck is like cracking your knuckles. It may feel good for the moment but because you don’t know what direction the joint is misaligned, you are much more likely to create more trauma and future degeneration of the neck joints, cartilage, ligaments and adjacent nervous tissue.
3. Get Cortisone Shots
Did you know that a cortisone shot is just a high powered anti-inflammatory? If it’s job is to reduce or get rid of inflammation, then the real question should be….”what is causing the inflammation?” Secondarily, a recent study in The Lancet reported that “Although cortisone injections provide short term pain relief in a high percentage of cases, their use produces worse long-term results than other treatments – or no treatments at all.”
4. Use Heat On Their Neck
For a lot of people heat is the go to when a body part doesn’t feel right. But it is important to understand that the neck is a series of intricate joints with less soft tissue around it as compared to the lower spine. With most neck pain and discomfort, swelling is apparent. Heat, although feels good in the moment, draws more blood and fluid to those joints increasing the swelling and thus increasing the pain and the problem later.
5. Doing The “Jane Fonda” Neck Roll
Remember in the 70’s when Jane Fonda led us through a home workout. Remember how she would start every routine by tucking her chin to her chest and then rolling her head to the left and right and then all the way back. Makes me cringe just thinking about it. These, so called, neck rolls actually grind the joints and increase trauma, long-term degeneration and pain. Don’t do it. There are specific therapeutic stretches for the neck that actually decrease pain and increase the health of the neck joints. (see more on this in our “best things for neck pain”)
Our Approach / What To Expect
We believe that your time in our office is valuable.
Therefore, we strive to make every one of your moments count.
We will invest our time together discovering the causes of your pain or health conditions, and work towards your healing instead of filling out paperwork.
When You First Call To Schedule
1 When you first call to schedule your initial appointment you will be greeted by our warm and friendly New Patient Advocate. She will listen to your needs and get you scheduled at a convenient time for you as soon as possible. She will walk you through an extremely simple way to get your new patient paperwork done in the convenience of your home so that you can fill it out calmly and completely, saving you precious time on your first visit in our office.
2 From the moment you walk into Chamberlain Chiropractic and Wellness, you’ll know that we’re different than any office you’ve visited before. The energy in our atmosphere isn’t like anything you’ve felt before. It’s a positive place for our community to gather. You’ll feel comfortable and relaxed and have a moment to look around before seeing the chiropractor. We’ll get started with your consultation by answering any questions you may have, gaining an understanding of what has brought you in.
3 The doctor will then do the comprehensive orthopedic, neurologic and other related tests needed to accurately determine the CAUSE of your neck pain, and why you feel the way you do. Through this process, we seek to locate the cause of your problem so we can develop a specific and effective plan to help you.
4 Your first visit is now complete. That night, Dr. Chamberlain will sit down to analyze all the details of your case and create a personalized plan to help you with your unique situation and needs. The next day you and Dr. Chamberlain will sit together and spend the better part of an hour going through this information in a very simple and easy to understand way. We will educate you so you fully understand your healing process and specific plan for neck pain relief.
Dr. Jeff Chamberlain
I had no idea what chiropractic was until my mother insisted that I get checked by a chiropractor. Ever since then my life has transformed into something I could never have imagined. Every day I hear story after story from patients and parents explaining how chiropractic wellness care has changed their life, and the immeasurable impact it has had on their entire family.
After decades of treating our community, still every day the results we get with Chiropractic and our advanced therapies amaze even me. I make it my mission to show up every day dedicated to working my tail off so as many families as possible get that same opportunity to live life and have the freedom to do what they love to do!
My passion is to experience simplicity in healing patients that leads them to experience freedom in their Life.
This is why… Our Passion is YOUR Freedom!