Neck Pain

Chiropractic located in San Diego, CA

Neck Pain

Neck Pain services offered in San Diego, CA

For people with neck pain, the phrase “a pain in the neck” has a deeper and more frustrating meaning. At Foundation of Health Chiropractic Center, experienced chiropractor Thomas Rardin, DC, is sympathetic to the difficulties neck pain contributes to your daily life. He offers state-of-the-art chiropractic care in the San Diego, California, office to help you get back to your life without neck pain. Chiropractic is completely noninvasive and is recommended by The American College of Physicians as a top pain management technique. Call the office or book your appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q&A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain is one of the most common reasons that patients come to Foundation of Health Chiropractic Center. Some common causes are: 


Age-related changes are expected throughout the body, and your neck is no exception. 

For example, the cervical spinal canal can narrow and put painful pressure on the spinal cord and nerves (cervical spinal stenosis). And, thinning of the cervical discs between your vertebrae leaves them brittle and prone to damage and pain. 


Whiplash, which often happens in auto accidents, is a common cause of neck pain. It occurs because of rapid snapping movement of the neck during an impact. 

After that, vertebrae (spinal bones) often settle back in the wrong positions, and the soft tissues in the neck area are often strained. Other sports, on-the-job, and slip-and-fall injuries are also common causes of neck pain. 

Repetitive movement

Repetitive movements are an extremely common cause of neck pain today. “Tech neck” occurs when you strain the neck by continually craning your neck forward to view a screen. 

Some repetitive movements may even happen when you don’t realize it, like bending your neck in a bad position while sleeping.

Median nerve compression

The median nerve (the nerve involved in carpal tunnel syndrome) connects to the brachial plexus nerve roots in your neck. 

The brachial plexus can become compressed, or you can experience an injury that damages it, leading to neck pain. The nerve signals can travel all the way down to the wrist. That’s why some people have simultaneous carpal tunnel syndrome and neck pain. 

What are the best noninvasive treatments for neck pain?

Foundation of Health Chiropractic Center specializes in noninvasive neck pain treatments, including:

  • Chiropractic adjustments: Diversified technique, Logan basic technique, and others
  • Blueprint exercises: prescribed exercises to strengthen neck support
  • Lifestyle counseling: help with avoiding reinjury, nutrition, exercise, and more

Dr. Rardin may also prescribe other noninvasive treatments (adjunctive therapies) like heat and ice therapy to stimulate rapid relief from neck pain. 

How long does chiropractic care take to ease neck pain?

The initial phase of your treatment (4-12 weeks) focuses entirely on pain relief using a variety of chiropractic and adjunctive methods. Most patients feel better very quickly, allowing them to participate actively in the next phases of treatment, like corrective exercises.

Call the Foundation of Health Chiropractic Center or request your appointment through online scheduling now.