Neck Pain Treatment Fort Collins CO

Neck Pain Treatment in Fort Collins, CO

The neck, also known as the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and is made up of seven small vertebrae. The critical task of holding up one’s head, which weighs about 12 pounds on average, lies directly on the neck. The biomechanics of the neck – the flexibility it has and the function of moving the head in nearly every direction – contribute to its susceptibility to pain and injury.

Neck pain is a common condition, occurring in more than 66% of the population. It can be difficult to determine the exact cause due to the wide range of causes, from a neck injury like whiplash to viral or bacterial infections like meningitis to sleeping wrong. Symptoms can also vary widely, from mildly annoying to so excruciatingly painful that one avoids any movement at all.

If you need neck pain treatment or are suffering from other back pain, and are looking for natural relief without using potentially harmful drugs or surgery, contact us online at our Fort Collins office or call us at (970) 377-3557 to learn more about how we can help.

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Chiropractic Treatment For Neck Pain Fort Collins CO

Symptoms of Neck Pain

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Soreness and difficulty moving, especially turning the head side to side.

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Sharp pain

Stabbing or stinging, localized in one spot, often in the lower neck.

General Soreness

General Soreness

Tender or achy.

Radiating Pain

Radiating Pain

Radiates from neck into shoulders and/or arms, may feel like burning or searing.

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Tingling, Numbness, or Weakness

Radiates into shoulder, arm, fingers; “pins-and-needles” sensation; typically in one arm.

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Trouble with Gripping or Lifting Objects

Tingling, numbness, weakness in fingers.



Tight muscles or pinched nerves can cause pain to radiate into the head.

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Common Causes

Sleeping in a wrong position

Sleeping in an awkward or atypical position can cause neck pain.

Sports injury

Collision or fall while playing a sport can cause a "stinger," when nerves in the neck/shoulder are impacted and pain, numbness, and weakness can radiate down the shoulder, arm, and hand.

Poor posture

The head tilted forward for long periods of time causes the muscles, tendons, and ligaments to work harder. This poor posture often happens while working at a computer, watching TV, reading a book, or gardening. "Text neck" is a common problem due to spending hours looking down at the phone while texting.

Repetitive motion

Turning the head repeatedly, such as side to side while dancing or swimming can cause neck pain.

Holding the Head in Unusual Position

For example, cradling a phone between the head and shoulder while talking, or when watching an air show.


When the head and neck are quickly jolted forward and backward with a great deal of force ( such as in an auto accident), possibly tearing or rupturing soft tissue near the cervical spine.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Wear and tear on the spine or disc dehydration can lead to herniated disc, pinched nerve, or arthritis.

Herniated Disc

When a disc tears and leaks it can lead to nerve irritation.

Spinal Stenosis

This narrowing of the spinal canal can lead to nerve compression.


Viral or bacterial, such as meningitis or tuberculosis of the neck.


A chronic, widespread pain disorder.

Chiropractic Solutions For Neck Pain in Fort Collins CO
Chiropractic Care For Neck Pain Fort Collins CO

Contact our Fort Collins office today at (970) 377-3557, or e-mail us online, to schedule a complimentary spinal screening and let us provide neck pain treatment in a natural way.

Natural Neck Pain Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments are one of the most effective treatments for relieving neck pain without the negative side effects of drugs or invasive procedures, and with the added benefits of improved range of motion, increased immune system function, and reduced stress. One of the basic foundations of chiropractic care is “vitalism” – recognizing that the human body has an innate ability to heal itself, called Innate Intelligence, which does not rely on symptom treatments like drugs or surgery.

Our chiropractor will perform a thorough examination to determine if you have subluxations – misalignments of the spine causing nerve pressure – including observing your posture, range of motion, and physical condition. We will analyze your health history, exam results, and x-rays to develop the best strategy to not merely relieve your symptoms, but to cure the root cause of your problem. Recommendations will include a comprehensive care plan that may also include exercises, tractions, lifestyle changes, and other natural methods of care.

Chiropractic adjustments align the spine and relieve pressure on the nervous system, restoring normal motion to the spine and allowing the body to heal. As every patient should with any treatment plan, ask questions and engage in learning about how your body works and how it breaks down so you can understand how to best take care of it. Get your best results by being an educated, involved member of your health care team.



Chiropractic adjustments align the spine and relieve pressure on the nervous system to help alleviate neck pain without any of the negative side-effects that come with other invasive procedures and drugs.
In order to help you avoid future neck pain, your chiropractor will recommend a comprehensive care plan, which may include exercise, tractions, lifestyle changes, and other such natural methods of care.

Common causes of neck pain include the following:

  • Sleeping in a wrong position
  • Sports injury
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive motion
  • Holding the head in an unusual position
  • Whiplash
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Herniated disk
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Infections
  • Fibromyalgia

Get In Touch With Us

If you have any questions about how we can get you out of pain or improve your overall quality of life, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (970) 377-3557.