Neck Pain

Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation

Pain Management Specialists & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Naperville, Aurora, Wheaton, Geneva, Downers Grove, Warrenville, IL

Neck pain can range from a simple crick to debilitating, mobility-limiting discomfort. At Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation, Dr. Bill Buchar helps diagnose and relieve neck pain. Residents living in Warrenville, Illinois, or the surrounding area can take advantage of his pain management and regenerative medicine expertise and noninvasive therapies. Just call the office or click the online booking button to make an appointment.

Neck Pain Q & A

What symptoms are associated with neck pain?

Aching or sharp sensations when you move the neck are clear signs of neck pain. You may also notice increased pain when you hold your head in one position for an extended period of time, such as when driving or working at a computer. Muscle spasms and extreme tightness, as well as tingling and numbness in the neck area,  may require Dr. Buchar’s intervention. Headaches, facial pain, shoulder pain, and arm tingling or pain can also originate in pinched nerves in the neck, and can benefit from treatments.

What causes neck pain?

Your neck pain may be due to a number of postural or lifestyle issues, or you may have spine conditions that are the root cause of the pain. Dr. Buchar considers the following possible causes of your pain:

  • Improper posture or sleep position
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Bulging disc in the cervical spine
  • Arthritis
  • Trauma or injury, such as whiplash
  • Scoliosis

What are the treatments for neck pain?

Conventional medicine treats the symptoms of neck pain with medication and sometimes surgery. At Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation, Dr. Buchar seeks noninvasive, nondrug therapies to ease your pain.

The exact treatment for your pain depends on the cause. A customized plan may include spinal adjustments, bracing, physical therapy, and soft tissue manipulation. You may be a candidate for therapeutic injections that stimulate self-healing and tissue regeneration, such as stem cell injections and platelet-rich plasma therapy. If tight knots of muscles are the cause of your pain, trigger point injections offer almost immediate relief.

What precautions can I take to avoid neck pain?

Some neck pain, such as that from an accident, is unavoidable. However, some simple steps can prevent or alleviate chronic neck pain. These include:

  • Proper posture while standing and sitting
  • Taking frequent breaks during long work days or while driving
  • Positioning your computer monitor at eye level
  • Refining your sleep position and investing in supportive pillows

Dr. Buchar can help you overcome chronic neck pain. To get a customized treatment plan, call Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation or book an appointment online.