Neck Pain Specialist

Megan Hondru, DC -  - Chiropractor

Brooklyn Chiropractic Studio

Megan Hondru, DC

Chiropractor located in Brooklyn, NY

An average human head weighs about 12 pounds, which means your neck constantly works to balance and sustain a considerable amount of weight. Neck pain is one of the many conditions that Dr. Megan Hondru treats at Brooklyn Chiropractic Studio in Brooklyn, New York. With effective chiropractic adjustments and other holistic treatment methods, Dr. Megan helps patients improve mobility, ease tension, and reduce pain in the neck and other areas of the body.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

The cervical spine, which extends from the base of your skull to about your mid-shoulder region, contains seven delicate vertebrae that can be damaged or compromised. When this happens, acute or chronic neck pain can occur.

There are many different causes of neck pain, but some contributing factors may include:

  • An injury or accident to the neck or head
    • If you sustain a blow to the neck or the neck is forcefully moved (like in the case of whiplash), this can damage the tissues and joints of your cervical spine, and cause muscles to tighten and contract, which may increase your neck pain.
  • Disc problems
    • Exercise, aging, or injury can cause a neck disc to become herniated, which can cause pain in the neck, back, or even down the arm and into the fingers.
  • Osteoarthritis
    • A joint disorder that causes the deterioration of cartilage, this condition causes bone spurs that can create neck pain.
  • Lifestyle habits
    • If you have poor posture, weak abdominal muscles, spend time in front of the computer a lot, or if you’re obese, your spine health is more likely to be compromised. This can cause chronic neck pain.

How does chiropractic care treat neck pain?

At Brooklyn Chiropractic Studio, Dr. Megan is committed to understanding the cause of your neck pain. To do this, she performs a comprehensive initial assessment of your health history and your symptoms. She may also recommend X-Rays, if necessary.

To create a chiropractic care plan that resolves your pain, Dr. Megan may assess your reflexes, the strength of your muscles, and your posture. Using specific adjustments, she can relieve acute pain and get you on a path to healing.

As part of your treatment, Dr. Megan might also recommend certain types of massage, physical therapy, supplements, or lifestyle changes that support your well-being. 

What are the benefits of chiropractic care for neck pain?

As a holistic and patient-centered approach, chiropractic care is an organic process: Dr. Megan can treat your symptoms as they arise and change course if necessary.

Regular chiropractic adjustments can eliminate neck pain, relieve stress, improve your posture, and enhance your flexibility and mobility, which allows your neck to have a broader range of motion and less stiffness.

As one of the area’s most trusted chiropractors and natural medicine experts for children, teens, and adults, Dr. Megan is happy to support your journey back to a pain-free life. Call the office to schedule your appointment with her today or use the easy online booking tool.

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