Dr. Brian Norce -  - Chiropractor

Appleway Chiropractic

Dr. Brian Norce

Chiropractor located in Coeur d'Alene, ID

Neck Pain Specialist

Neck Pain is a chronic issue for many people in Coeur D' Alene, ID today but there are effective solutions available. Dr. Norce, the chiropractor at Appleway Chiropractic, can resolve the pain without medication.

Neck Pain Q & A

by Dr. Brian Norce

Why Do People Have Neck Pain?

Neck pain can happen for a wide range of reasons. Auto accidents often result in neck pain, as the sudden impact causes the neck to hyper-extend well beyond its natural range. Neck pain also frequently happens after a person slips and falls or trips and falls. People who have poor posture may have a tendency to develop neck pain. Anyone who works at a desk, craning their neck forward slightly towards a computer screen may develop neck pain over time. As the body ages, natural spinal degeneration occurs, and this is another potential cause of neck pain. Many people find it surprising that neck pain can result from excess weight. This happens because the weight is often centered in the abdominal area, which causes the spine to be pulled out of alignment. This affects both the lower (lumbar) spine and the upper (cervical) spine. Arthritis, fibromyalgia, and many other conditions can also cause neck pain.

How Does the Neck Pain Exam Work?

The chiropractor will work with the patient closely to determine the exact origin and cause of their neck pain. During a hands-on exam, the patient will respond to gentle manual stimuli from the chiropractor. The chiropractor will typically ask the patient to move their head and neck up, down, and to either side, so that movement can be properly evaluated. X-rays may also be done to get an even better view of the cervical spine area.

What is the Treatment for Neck Pain?

The treatment for neck pain depends on the specific patient. Typically, treatment begins by alleviating alignment problems that are the root of the pain. Additional physiotherapy such as moist heat application, ice packs, ultrasound therapy, and electrical muscle stimulation may also be helpful for neck pain sufferers.


Words from our patients

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    "Extremely friendly staff! Dr. Norce has been extremely helpful in answering questions and is very friendly."

    Brixton M.
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    "Dr. Norce and his staff are very professional and caring. I was impressed with the focus on health goals and treatment planning."

    Dale B.
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    "I absolutely love Dr. Norce, my entire family has been going to him for over 10 years... The city of Coeur d' Alene is lucky to have him."

    Hannah R.
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    "Love Dr. Norce and what he has done for me... If you have back issues, headaches, or neck pain, I highly recommend Dr. Norce!"

    Jennifer B.
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    "Dr. Norce and his staff are extremely professional and friendly. A very welcoming office and a Dr. who truly cares about you and your issue."

    TJ P.
Appleway Chiropractic
213 West Appleway Avenue, Suite 7
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-228-5902
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