Neck Pain Defined
Neck pain is defined as any type of pain that occurs from the top of your shoulders to the bottom of your head. Symptoms can be mild to severe and often limit the range of motion of your head, shoulders and upper body.
Neck pain is reported more often by women than men and most people with neck pain tend to be between the ages of 18 to 64. The average age for neck pain patients is 49.5 years old.
Causes of Neck/Cervical Pain and How it May Related to the Spine
One of the most common causes of neck pain is aging. As you get older, you are more likely to have increased wear and tear on the vertebrae, discs and nerves in your spine, often leading to neck pain. (More from the Mayo Clinic.)
Treatment with IDD Therapy®
If the neck pain originates in the spinal column, which is common, one of the most effective treatment options is non-surgical advanced spinal decompression with IDD Therapy®. IDD Therapy works to encourage the spine to return to its original position. This can relieve the pressure on the discs, nerves and vertebrae which may be the cause of the cervical pain.
Most patients can experience immediate relief from neck pain and other symptoms with just a few sessions of IDD Therapy®. As mentioned above, because IDD Therapy is targeted to treat the causes of neck pain – rather than masking pain with drugs or undergoing surgery which may have an unpredictable outcome – once the pain is gone, it typically will not return unless something else goes out of balance within the body.
As described on the IDD Treatment page, most patients find the 30-minute sessions to be relaxing and pain-free. The patient will lie on the table with their head stabalized while the table gently moves to allow space to be created between the vertebrae causing the cervical pain.