Neck Pain

What Causes Neck Pain?

Your neck contains over 20 muscles and seven vertebrae which support and stabilize your head, neck and the top of your spine. It also contains the largest part of your spinal cord and all of the nerves that run your shoulders, arms and hands.

It is such a vital part of your body that damage here can cause debilitating symptoms ranging from local pain to headaches to hand numbness and numerous conditions in between.

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Neck pain can be caused by a variety of conditions:

Sudden Injuries and Accidents

The sudden forced movement of the head or neck can cause the muscles to react by tightening, contracting, and often tearing resulting in whiplash. 


This is a joint disorder that causes progressive deterioration of cartilage. The body reacts by forming bone spurs, which affect joint motion. 

Spinal Stenosis

This disorder occurs when nerve passageways in the vertebrae narrow, trapping nerve roots and causing pain and numbness. 

Degenerative Disc Disease

There are gel-filled discs between each of your vertebrae that act as shock absorbers and “windows” for spinal nerves. When a reduction in the elasticity and height of spinal discs occurs, they will bulge or herniate, resulting in pain and numbness. 

Poor Posture, Obesity or a Weak Core

These issues can also cause a disruption in spinal balance, causing the neck to compensate for the rest of the body. Stress and emotional tension can also cause muscles to tighten and contract, resulting in pain and stiffness. 

If you’re experiencing any of these conditions, TexStar Chiropractic has the solutions that will have you back to normal in no time.

The TexStar Solution

At TexStar, we’re not satisfied with cookie-cutter methods to mask your symptoms. We’ll get to the root of your discomfort, and create a tailored solution that will improve your overall quality of life. Our highly trained staff will perform exams to locate the source of your pain and determine which treatment options are best for you.

Some of our solutions may include:

  • Cervical Manipulation which when performed by a professional has been proven incredibly safe and effective for treating neck pain and headaches. If you're a good candidate for this treatment an adjustment is applied to the joints of the neck, usually by hand or with the help of a precise instrument called an Activator or an Arthrostim. After this treatment, our patients notice improved ability to turn and tilt their heads, along with a reduction of pain, soreness, and stiffness.
  • Spinal Decompression Therapy uses a computer controlled traction device to reduce the pressure within the spinal discs which increases disc height and reduces disc bulges and herniations. By taking the pressure off of the compressed nerves and joint tissues we are able to substantially reduce the need for surgeries, injections, and pain medication use among patients.
  • MLS Laser Therapy is another treatment option that uses light waves to stimulate damaged cells and speed up the healing process. This amazing technology not only provides immediate pain reduction but it also provides the damaged cells with the energy they need to dramatically reduce healing time. This technology has shown great results with both new and chronic injuries.
  • Spot Cryotherapy uses liquid CO2 to reduce pain and stimulate white blood cells to optimize healing. This treatment is proven to lower inflammation at the cellular level, reducing pain and keeping white blood cells working to accelerate healing.
  • Core Strengthening and Physical Rehabilitation is usually necessary to improve the postural issues that make us vulnerable to neck injuries in the first place. We’ll work with you to strengthen your neck and upper back muscles in order to get you long lasting improvement.

Our doctors will develop a program of care that combines the right treatment options tailored to your personal needs and goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and find fast and long-lasting solutions to your neck pain.

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