Neck pain Q&A

Neck Pain Specialist

Dr. Compas of Captiol Rehab in Annandale, Virginia. knows how much neck pain can hamper a person's quality of life. The causes of neck pain are varied. Such pain can occur due to mechanical issues like reaching or extending in overhead activities, direct sports injuries, or improper sports mechanics, such as an improper golf swing. We offer a number of therapies to answer neck pain without medication.

What Are Some Causes of Neck Pain?

Because the neck supports the weight of a person's head and is flexible, it can be vulnerable to conditions or restricted motion that creates pain. The causes of neck pain include:

Pinched Nerves - The neck is made of vertebrae. Between each vertebra are nerves and discs. When one or more of the vertebra shifts, they can pinch or crowd those nerves, causing pain that is often severe.

Injuries - Rear-end auto collisions, football tackles, and other events that cause the head to jerk backward and forward (whiplash), strain soft tissues in the neck which can take quite long to recuperate.

Worn joints - Neck joints tend to wear down with age, just like other joints. Osteoarthritis causes the cushions (cartilage) between bones to deteriorate causing bone spurs to form, which cause pain and affects joint movement.

Muscle strains - Repetitive and overuse of muscles, such as spending too many hours hunched over a cell phone or computer can trigger muscle strain. even grinding your teeth or reading in bed may cause this problem.

Nerve compression - Bone spurs in the vertebrae of the neck or herniated discs can press on nerves branching out from the spinal cord.

Disease - Meningitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and certain cancers can cause neck pain.

What Therapies Do You Provide for Neck Pain?

Some of the therapies we provide most commonly for neck pain are:

  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) - Electrodes placed near the painful areas that deliver small electrical impulses to relieve pain.
  • Traction - Weights and pulleys used to gently stretch the neck.
  • Short-term immobilization - Relieves pain by taking pressure off the structures in the neck.
  • Acupuncture - Releases trigger points with the stimulation provided through specific placement of thin needles
  • Chiropractic - Manipulations of the spine release subluxations providing relief to any radiant or targeted pain


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Capitol Rehab of Annandale
5101A Backlick Road
Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 333-5022