The Clinic Houston Chiropractic
Michael Shiha, DC
Chiropractor & Upper Cervical Specialist located in Katy, TX
Neck pain can range from a twinge after sleeping in an odd position to serious conditions where you can’t even turn your head. Whatever degree of neck pain you’re experiencing, Michael Shiha, DC and his team at The Clinic Houston Chiropractic in Katy, Texas, can help. Dr. Shiha offers nonsurgical treatments for neck pain that aim to address the root cause of your symptoms. For prompt relief from neck pain, call the practice today or schedule an appointment online.
Neck Pain Q & A
What might be causing my neck pain?
Neck pain is often due to tension in the muscles at the top of your spine, which can also cause headaches and migraines. Or you might suffer a sports injury, fall, or other mishap.
Being in an auto accident is the most likely cause of whiplash. This common neck condition occurs when your head moves violently forward and back like it would in a collision with another vehicle or solid object.
Poor posture is another common factor in triggering neck pain — sitting hunched over a keyboard for hours, slouching on the couch, and sleeping with your neck at an odd angle all frequently lead to neck pain.
Why is neck pain more common in older people?
Aging causes its share of problems because the cervical (neck) vertebrae and discs deteriorate over time, leading to conditions like:
- Cervical spinal stenosis
- Cervical herniated discs
- Degenerative cervical disc disease
- Cervical radiculopathy
Cervical radiculopathy is a result of the degenerative changes putting pressure on the nerves coming off your spinal cord. It can cause numbness or unpleasant feelings like prickling and tingling, as well as neck pain.
What treatments can help with neck pain?
Dr. Shiha uses gentle methods to assess and treat the cause of your neck pain. He specializes in using approaches like the NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) technique, which doesn’t require any twisting, cracking, or popping of your spine.
The NUCCA technique helps to relieve nervous system problems responsible for neck pain using precise, noninvasive spinal adjustments. Dr. Shiha also analyzes your posture and movements to see if they could be a contributing cause of your neck pain.
How do I prevent neck pain?
If your neck pain is due to incorrect posture, Dr. Shiha can show you what the problem is and help you make adjustments to the way you move, stand, sleep, and sit.
By making a conscious decision to adopt better habits and a less harmful posture, you can help prevent further attacks of neck pain. Using the right techniques when lifting and carrying can also help you avoid injuries that lead to neck pain.
If you have persistent, recurring, or severe neck pain, call Michael Shiha, DC, today or book an appointment online.