Mt. Lookout Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center is located on the eastside of Cincinnati, OH. Our outstanding reputation is built upon state-of-the-art treatments and excellent patient care. Neck pain affects a great number of people, often the pain becomes debilitating and prevents them from living a healthy, productive life.
At Mt. Lookout Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center, we work to find the cause of the pain and then offer gentle, non-drug, non-surgical, conservative treatments to help patients suffering from acute or chronic neck pain.
Patients treated at MLCC can be suffering from a number of neck-related conditions:
- Strains and sprains from injuries
- Degenerative joint disease/Arthritis
- Disc pain/Radiculopathy/Pinched nerve
- Cervicogenic headaches/Headaches coming from the neck
- Posture related neck pain
Why you experience neck pain:
- Your neck is vulnerable to a neck injury in sports, auto accidents, or work-related injuries
- Your neck can be aggravated over time with prolonged postural stress, e.g. working at a computer
Our approach to neck pain
Your treatment at Mt. Lookout Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center will vary depending on the findings of your detailed history and thorough examination. Your treatment plan will be specific to your needs and can include gentle adjustments, soft tissue myofascial release, rehab exercises, cervical traction, therapeutic modalities, nutritional advice, and more.
You do not have to live with neck pain. Schedule a consultation and examination to find out what is causing your neck pain. You may have joint dysfunction/tightness, muscle weakness, and imbalances, poor work or sleep posture, or even nutritional issues.
“Mt. Lookout Chiropractic, and particularly Dr. Eiselt, kept me from having back surgery. I was diagnosed with a cervical herniated disc by UC Dept of Neurosurgery, and he recommended Mt. Lookout Chiropractic.
I am so grateful for this recommendation, as adjustments with Dr. Eiselt, along with traction and electric stim, eliminated the pain associated with this condition. Continuing with regular monthly treatments has kept me pain-free.
I really appreciate this practice staying focused on treating issues associated with the back/spine. All of the employees are friendly and helpful. Everything is first-rate. I highly recommend it!”
– -Julie F. // Sharonville, OH
What methods do we utilize to help with your problem?
- Chiropractic spinal and extremity adjustments: This helps restore normal movement, balance musculature, and reduce pain
- Physiotherapy: This is used to reduce pain and inflammation
- Muscle and soft tissue techniques: This helps reduce muscle pain and tightness and improve muscle and ligament function in the neck
- Nutritional and supplement suggestions: An anti-inflammatory diet and specific supplements can help reduce neck pain
- Rehabilitation to help build strength and stability to help prevent future injuries
- Lifestyle modification: postural and repetitive stress issues are addressed
What to expect your first visit
On your first visit, your doctor will perform a thorough case history, orthopedic and neurological exam, and possibly take x-rays.
Mt. Lookout Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center understands everyone is different and needs a specialized treatment plan for their specific neck condition.
A clear, individualized plan is explained and your questions/concerns are addressed.
Common Conditions Treated at Mt. Lookout Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center
Posture related neck pain (aka Upper Crossed Syndrome)
This syndrome typically occurs with prolonged sitting, causing continued postural stress. Some common activities that cause postural stress are sitting at your computer, speaking on your cell phone, texting, or riding in your car. This postural stress causes a weakness in your back which results in compensation in your neck/cervical spine. This results in dysfunction or overworked neck muscles that are weak and often tight, which causes pain and stiffness and, in some cases, headaches.
Headaches and neck pain
Headaches are a common result of dysfunction in your neck or cervical spine. There are many different types and causes of headaches. Two of the most common are tension and migraine headaches. The dysfunction in your neck can cause tightness in the neck and upper back muscles and joints; this is called a cervicogenic headache, and chiropractic care is effective in these cases.
Some other common causes of headaches include allergies, stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, hormonal imbalances, chronic poor posture, food sensitivities, caffeine sensitivity, dehydration, and poor sleep patterns. Our thorough case history, orthopedic and neurological examination will help uncover the cause and the best treatment for your headaches.
Neck strains and sprains
Neck strains and sprains are two terms that often interchanged. Strains refer to an injury or stress to your muscles and tendons. A sprain refers to an injury or stress to your ligaments. Often, they occur simultaneously. Some common causes of a strain/sprain injury in the neck are sports injuries, auto accidents, work trauma or repetitive work, and prolonged postural stress.
After a thorough history and examination, our treatment options include gentle joint adjustments, myofascial release, traction or other therapeutic modalities, rehab exercises, and nutritional advice.
Disc Herniation/Radiculopathy/Pinched Nerves
A disc herniation, radiculopathy, or a pinched nerve often causes significant, severe pain. This pain is caused by inflammation of the nerve root from a bulging or herniated disc.
Your discs are pads between the vertebrae/bones of your spinal column. These discs can bulge or herniate and lead to an inflamed/pinched nerve, causing referred pain around the shoulder blade or down your arm; sometimes with pain, weakness, or paresthesia /tingling /numbness. Treatment is designed to reduce your pain/inflammation/pinching with gentle adjustments, myofascial release, cervical traction, and other pain-reducing therapies such as electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, anti-inflammatory nutrition, and eventually strengthening rehab exercises.
We work to minimize the need for medications or injections and to avoid surgery whenever possible.
Degenerative Joint Disease/Arthritis
Degenerative Joint Disease is another name for arthritis. Almost everyone develops arthritis as we age, however, there are things that can speed up the development of arthritis, making us more vulnerable to joint pain.
Some factors that accelerate degeneration/arthritis are trauma, overuse injuries, sports injuries, lack of exercise, chronic inflammation, genetic predisposition, poor diet, excess weight, and prolonged postural stress.
Degenerative arthritic joints have less padding than normal joints, so these joints tend to be more pain-sensitive. Underuse, or overuse, can cause the joint to wear out more quickly, causing abnormal biomechanics or abnormal joint movement. This accelerates the development of arthritis and pain.
The Doctors at Mt. Lookout Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center will evaluate the cause of your joint degeneration. We have many treatments to slow down the progression of the degeneration, reduce pain, and improve function.
FAQ About Our Approach to Neck Pain
How long will it take for my pain to go away?
It can vary, but most patients get relief quickly.
How much does it cost?
Most insurance companies cover chiropractic care and our office accepts most plans. Typically, you will have an office co-payment or an annual deductible. If you have no insurance, our care is affordable.
Does neck pain treatment hurt?
Our treatment is gentle, and it is not painful.
Is there a long wait when I come in?
We do our best to schedule efficiently, respecting our patient’s time.
Once I go to a chiropractor, do I always have to come back?
Our goal is to release you from care at the end of your treatment plan. You will have the necessary tools to be independent and live a healthy pain free life.
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