Decades of providing neck pain Chiropractic relief in Houston

How to Treat Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the two top reasons people seek Chiropractic treatment. Dr. Johnson, Your Houston Chiropractor, has been helping patients overcome neck pain since 1981. Through highly-skilled, gentle Chiropractic spinal adjustments, physical medicine and spinal decompression techniques, our patients are able to get back to and enjoy normal, active and pain-free life.

Your Houston neck pain specialist, Dr. Johnson, has been providing treatment and natural pain relief from neck pain in Houston for decades. His highly experienced team at the Advanced Chiropractic Relief in Houston, TX provides holistic approach to neck pain treatment.

An Overview of Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common problem in America affecting millions. Neck pain may disrupt your life and Your Houston Chiropractor wants to help relieve that. There are many various ways to treat neck pain such as medication. However, they do not treat the underlying problem of neck pain but simply mask and reduce neck pain. At the Advanced Chiropractic Relief, we treat the symptoms and the underlying problem of neck pain in Houston for a lasting relief. Your Houston neck pain specialist, Dr. Johnson, has been helping patients overcome neck pain for over 40 years.

Types of Back Pain

There are several types of neck pain, but the most common types are acute and chronic neck pain.

Acute low-back pain

Patients with acute neck pain often improve on their own, through self-care, and treating the cause of neck pain. If acute neck pain does not improve within a few weeks, you can consider non-drug therapies, including Chiropractic manipulation.

Chronic neck pain

Long-term use of pain medication usually does not improve functioning for patients with chronic low-back pain. Natural therapies, including spinal chiropractic adjustment prove more beneficial. Psychological and social factors also contribute to chronic neck pain. Most patients with chronic neck pain will not become pain-free so treatment should be more focused on improving function and reducing pain.

Symptoms of Neck Pain

With neck pain most people will experience these:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Neck stiffness
  • Pain in the upper-back
  • Pain in the shoulders
  • Sensitivity of neck to touch and pressure
  • Headaches

Causes of Neck Pain

There are several possible conditions that can cause neck pain and can get more serious if left untreated. Neck pain can possibly be a sign of another condition. This is why it is important to seek professional help from your Houston neck pain specialist. Your Houston Chiropractor Dr. Johnson is an expert in diagnosing the cause and determining the proper treatment for your neck pain.

Muscle Strains

This is the most common cause of neck pain for people. Repeating the same movements of your neck can strain and harm the bones and nerves in your neck. By continuously repeating those movements, neck pain will only worsen. Even little tasks can pose as a threat to bones and nerves in the neck. Your Houston Chiropractor can go over proper


When you are stressed, you become tensed and your blood pressure and heart rate rise, flooding your body with stress hormones and tightening your muscles. When you are constantly stressed, the chronic tension causes your muscles, inlcuding your lower back, to become sore, weak and loaded with trigger points. You back pain center in Houston, the Advanced Chiropractic Relief, recommends relaxation exercises, such as deep breathing, as well regular exercises to de-stress your mind and body.

Vertebral Subluxation

Vertebral subluxation occurs when there is a disruption, misalignment, or abnormal separation in the position of the neighboring vertebrae, resulting in debilitating back pain and inflammation. In the lumbar spine, these usually occur at the transition between the lower spine and the sacrum. Because of the relationship between the spinal column, the spinal cord, and the spinal nerves, vertebral subluxations have the potential to impair proper nerve function.
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Herniated Disc

A herniated disc does not always mean that you are going to suffer from neck pain. There are people with herniated or bulging disc who don’t suffer from any painful symptoms. However, to some people disc herniation can be a source of intense and excruciating pain that frequently radiates to other parts of the body. Once a disc herniates, they rarely heal completely. Further deterioration of the spine can often be avoided through regular Chiropractic care with your Houston neck pain specialist, Dr. Johnson.
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Chiropractic Treatment and Natural Relief for Neck Pain in Houston

For most people, pain goes away on its own after a few days or weeks. But for some, the neck pain becomes chronic and debilitating and lasts for months or years. It is a challenging condition to diagnose, treat, and study. Here at Advanced Chiropractic Relief, Dr. Johnson, Your Houston Chiropractor, has been helping patients overcome neck pain since 1981. Through highly-skilled, gentle Chiropractic spinal chiropractic adjustment or adjustment of vertebrae, physical medicine techniques and spinal decompression treatments, our patients are able to get back to work, back to living and back away from the painkillers. If you struggle with neck and shoulder aches, talk with Dr. Johnson to see if Chiropractic care is right for you.

Medical History Evaluation- Your Houston neck pain specialist Dr. Johnson will conduct a complete physical exam and medical history to determine the source of your neck pain or to discover the source of your pain.

Comprehensive and Individualized Treatment Plan- After careful and thorough assessment of your neck pain condition and identifying the source of your pain, your Houston neck pain specialist Dr. Johnson will put together a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan that is designed to address your specific condition and requirements for healing and pain relief.

Chiropractic Adjustments- Chiropractic adjustments relieve pressure on the nervous system, promote spinal health and improve overall health. These adjustments are especially beneficial for providing neck pain relief and managing chronic pain caused by herniated discs or other spinal misalignment.

Therapeutic Exercises- In addition to Chiropractic manipulation or adjustment, Your Houston Chiropractor Dr. Johnson often recommends a course of therapeutic exercises and physiotherapy treatments to help address problems with muscles and other soft tissues so that they can be retrained and reconditioned to properly support good posture and promote complete healing and recovery from back pain. To address ruptured or herniated discs, he may recommend a series of spinal decompression treatments.

To learn more about neck pain treatment in Houston, contact Your Houston Chiropractor Dr. Gregory Johnson at Contact Us and schedule your evaluation today!

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