Neck Pain Specialist

Active Health

Dr. Michael Orefice

Acupuncture & Chiropractic Physician & Sports Medicine located in Milford, CT

The majority of Americans will suffer from neck pain at some point in their lives. When neck pain strikes you as the result of an injury, accident, or overuse, you don’t have to live with that pain. Dr. Michael Orefice of Active Health in Milford, Connecticut specializes in treating the soft tissues of your neck through chiropractic care, acupuncture, and sports medicine methods. Call or schedule a consultation using the online system to get long-term relief from painful neck conditions.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain is the result of various causes, but the most common reasons your neck hurts are usually because of cervical sprains or strains. Common examples of neck injuries include whiplash from a car accident or a sports injury. In either case, the head is violently forced backward and forward.

Other causes of neck pain include:

  • Sleeping in the wrong position
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive motions/overuse
  • Damage to your spine
  • Improper form during exercises or sports
  • Slips and falls

What are the typical symptoms of neck pain?

Neck pain symptoms can vary from mild discomfort to severe pain in which you are barely able to move. Depending on your specific type of strain, sprain, or injury, you may experience any of the following:

  • Headaches
  • Stiff neck
  • Sharp, shooting pains
  • Radiating pains
  • Overall soreness around your neck and shoulders
  • Tingling or numbness in your neck, arm, shoulders, or fingers

Your symptoms may occur gradually or immediately following an injury or accident. In some cases, you may experience neck pain for no apparent reason.

If you're suffering from chronic, acute, or recurring neck pain, it’s essential to get it checked out as soon as possible so that you can treat it with natural therapies and avoid further complications.

How is neck pain treated?

Depending on your specific condition and type of neck pain, Dr. Mike uses a combination of hands-on chiropractic adjustments and a revolutionary, highly effective procedure called Graston Technique® therapy.

Dr. Mike often uses The Graston Technique in combination with Active Release Therapy (ART). The combination of these two techniques is a powerful form of massage and soft tissue therapy that reduces pain, headaches, and other symptoms of a neck injury.

To find out if you’re a candidate for this type of neck pain treatment, Dr. Mike first performs an exam to make sure your spinal cord isn’t injured in any way. Once he’s certain that your pain is the result of soft tissue strain, he can use these techniques to relieve your pain.

Call or use the online booking tool to make an appointment today.