Neck Pain Specialist

Curtis Potts, DC -  - Chiropractor

Mt. Rose Chiropractic

Curtis Potts, DC

Chiropractor located in Reno, NV

Wear and tear over time, car accidents, and osteoarthritis are common sources of neck pain. If you’ve tried at-home care and need expert treatment for neck pain, Mt. Rose Chiropractic can help. Conveniently located in Reno, Nevada, the practice emphasizes noninvasive, 100% drug-free solutions to relieve your symptoms. Get the care you deserve by calling today or using the contact form for a consultation with Curtis Potts, DC, a board-certified chiropractic specialist.

Neck Pain Q & A

Why am I having neck pain?

Your neck is a complex structure, constructed of bony vertebrae, ligaments, and muscles. Together they support the weight of your head and allow you to move your neck and head freely.

This complexity, however, makes your neck uniquely vulnerable to neck injuries, whiplash, and disorders that cause neck pain.

What are the symptoms of neck pain?

Neck pain produces a variety of symptoms. Common signs to look for include:

  • Headaches
  • Neck tightness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty turning or moving your head
  • Pain that worsens when you hold your head in one place for too long

Although some neck pain may eventually go away with at-home care and rest, in other cases, it’s best to seek an expert diagnosis from Mt. Rose Chiropractic.

For example, you’ll want to make an appointment with Dr. Potts if you have injured your neck and you’re experiencing these symptoms:

  • Severe pain
  • Pain lasting several days without relief
  • Pain spreading down your arms or legs
  • Headaches

Weakness, tingling, or numbness are other symptoms that should be checked out by Dr. Potts.

How is neck pain diagnosed?

Dr. Potts reviews your medical history to understand your current state of health and wellness. He asks when the pain began, discusses your symptoms, and performs a thorough physical exam to determine the precise source of your injury and pain.

The doctor tests your muscles for strength, your reflexes for agility, and assesses your range of mobility. If necessary, he recommends X-rays or an MRI. These tests confirm your diagnosis and rule out the need for surgery.

How is neck pain treated?

Dr. Potts comes up with a comprehensive treatment plan to ease your symptoms and treat the source of your neck pain.

He emphasizes noninvasive solutions that don’t rely on prescription painkillers or other drugs. Your treatment may include but aren’t limited to:

  • Chiropractic care to correct joint alignment problems in your neck
  • Personalized exercise plans for strength, flexibility, balance
  • Lifestyle counseling to improve your workplace ergonomics
  • Car accident injury treatment, including for whiplash
  • Realignment to relieve a pinched nerve

Dr. Potts discusses these options and others. Together you decide on the best treatment to set you on the path to recovery. Find out more by calling today or using the contact form for an appointment.

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