Tacoma, WA 98405,
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Dr. Bradley Eyford


The neck is the region that connects the body with the head. The cervical pain can, therefore, travel up to involve the head or down to involve the body. Several conditions affect the neck and result in pain. The cause is sometimes benign, like tensed neck muscles due to prolonged straining, overextension of the neck, or more severe like a whiplash injury. Whatever the reason behind neck pain is, it is best to consult the neck pain chiropractor for management of neck pain and preventing long term complications. In Tacoma, neck pain is treated by medical, surgical, and alternative methods. The best non-invasive treatment option for various types of neck pain are chiropractic neck adjustments, performed by a neck and back chiropractor. To prevent permanent damage to neck tissue, seek help from a neck pain chiropractor near you as soon as possible. Neck pain specialists in Tacoma not only alleviate the pain in the back of the neck but also treat the cause of it.


Neck pain can present with numerous other symptoms giving a clue of the underlying cause. These include

  • Constant aching neck.
  • Numbness and tingling in upper arms.
  • Movement difficulty in upper arms.
  • Neck stiffness.
  • Neck soreness.
  • Headaches.
  • Pain in arms.


Neck pain is classified according to the cause. It can be muscular, neurological, or because of the problem in cervical joints. The different types of neck pain are:

  • Muscle pain
  • Facet joint pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Referred pain
  • Bone pain


Following conditions can cause pain in the neck:

  • Prolonged straining
  • Sleeping in an uncomfortable position      
  • Muscle strain
  • Cervical herniated disc
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Untreated accidents & traumas

Mobile phone over usage and wearing heavy necklaces are some other benign conditions that can cause neck pain.


Neck pain should be appropriately managed regardless of the severity of the pain. Ignoring it for long can have serious consequences like:

  • Permanent nerve damage.
  • Neck muscle weakness.
  • Degenerative disc disease.
  • Permanent weakness in the neck and upper extremities.


The neck pain, which is not severe, usually responds well to self-care and rest. For excruciating pain following measure may help:

Medical treatment·       

Pain killers, muscle relaxants, and tricyclic antidepressants provide immediate pain relief.

  • Neck pain that occurs because of malpositioning of the neck and improves with correction of posture. Heat and ice packs and electrical stimulation can also manage neck pain.


  • Collar support for neck muscles is not recommended unless there are torn ligaments and muscles. .
  • Steroid injections help reduce the severity of pain and inflammation.

Chiropractic treatment

It is a safe, non-invasive approach to manage neck pain in Tacoma successfully. It works by applying manual traction and massaging that releases tension in the neck muscles. The spinal cord adjustment fixes subluxation and restores joint mobility. As the cervical spine is realigned, the pressure on the nerves decreases, and the person feels better. The chiropractor also suggests neck strengthening exercises, posture maintaining tips, and resting for some time to help recover from pain quickly.

Sometimes non-surgical decompression of nerve roots is necessary for chronic severe pain, affecting limbs too.


Good self-care, rest with proper  neck position, and pain killers provide immediate temporary pain relief. Applying ice packs over the neck also reduces the intensity of pain. Gentle stretching exercises relieve muscle spasms and decrease pain.

See a Tacoma Chiropractor immediately if you have Neck Pain

Neck pain that is confined to the cervical region only is usually not very problematic. It can be because of a tension headache and neck muscle spasm. Sometimes, neck pain accompanies the following symptoms:

  • Tingling and numbness in upper arms or hands
  • Movement difficulty in the upper arms or hands

This usually indicates a nerve compression such as cervical radiculopathy. It should be managed immediately with the help of a chiropractor to prevent nerve damage and permanent loss. Neck pain that increases in severity with time and lasts for more than six weeks is also considered severe and serious neck pain..

How The Health Connection Can Help in NECK PAIN in Tacoma, WA

In Tacoma, The Health Connection is the top chiropractic clinic that offers therapy for neck pain.

Dr. Bradley Eyford is one of the top-rated chiropractors in Tacoma who specializes in nerve compression treatment. He has experience of over ten years in providing satisfactory chiropractic care.

The Health Connection is currently providing services in the following cities

  • Tacoma.
  • Ballard.

Call us today if you are looking for a chiropractor for neck pain or sciatica in Tacoma.


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Are Tacoma Chiropractors safe for neck pain treatment?

Chiropractic care for neck pain provides symptomatic relief without any medical or surgical intervention. The cervical spine manipulation corrects subluxation, restores the misaligned joints, releases muscle spasm, and minimizes pressure on the nerves. As the pinched nerve is free, the pain improves.so yes, neck pain treatment by chiropractors in Tacoma is safe.

Does medical insurance cover neck pain?

Most Health insurance covers the cost of diagnostic tests, chiropractic care, physical therapy, drugs, and other programs for neck pain.

What is the fastest way to relieve neck pain?

If you wonder how to cure neck pain fast, it involves good self-care and rest. Pain killers, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, are helpful. Exercising and maintaining an appropriate posture of the neck releases muscular tension and provides immediate symptomatic relief.

Can neck pain be a sign of infection?

Neck pain can occur due to an infection of the throat. The lymph nodes enlarge because of the infection and leads to neck pain on the left or right side.

What can cause pain at the base of the neck?

Following conditions cause pain at the base of the neck:

    • Degenerative disc disease.
    • Strain and sprain injuries of neck muscles.
    • Car accidents, even a minor ones.
    • Disc herniation.
    • Cervical radiculopathy.

Why does my neck hurt at the base of my skull?

Spinal subluxation due to mild trauma, which usually goes unnoticed, manifests as pain in the back of the neck. The tension headache due to muscle spasm appears in the head and may travel down to involve neck area.

How do you know if neck pain is severe?

Neck pain sometimes arises because of a serious condition. Usually, neck pain accompanied by numbness and tingling sensation or movement difficulty in the arms or hands is serious. Consult your chiropractor for a diagnosis and neck pain relief.

When should I be concerned about neck pain?

The neck pain increasing in intensity with time and lasting for more than six weeks is worrisome. Further, if one of the following features are present, it is recommended to consult your neck pain doctor in Tacoma for immediate care.

  • Age over 55 or under 20
  • Tender neck
  • Fever/malaise/nausea
  • Weight loss

How should I sleep to avoid neck pain?

The best sleeping position for neck pain is the one that supports the neck. Ideally, one should sleep on the back or the side and keep a soft pillow beneath the neck to support its curvature, simultaneously supporting the head with a flat pillow.

Is neck pain a sign of high blood pressure?

A constant neck pain increasing in severity with time can be a sign of high blood pressure.

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