Neck Pain Specialist

Dr. Michael Billauer & Dr. Marci Reiss

Chiropractors & Weight Loss Physicians located in Marina Del Rey, CA

Neck pain is an extremely common complaint that Dr. Michael Billauer addresses at his practice in Marina Del Rey, California. Whether your neck pain is acute or chronic, minor or debilitating, Dr. Billauer provides non-invasive and effective treatment to patients throughout Los Angeles.

Neck Pain Q&A

What causes neck pain?

Millions of Americans suffer with acute or chronic neck pain. A modern lifestyle where too much time is spent in poor posture, hunched over a desk, tablet, or smartphone is one of the most common causes of neck pain. This poor posture leads to misalignment and subluxation throughout the spine, which causes not only neck pain but often radiant pain throughout the body including the shoulders and arms. Whiplash and other injuries sustained in car accidents are another major contributing factor to the development of neck pain. Medical conditions like osteoarthritis, degenerative diseases, and abnormalities in the bones and joints can also contribute to neck pain.

While many people discount neck pain as a fact of life, there is no need to live in pain. Patients should seek immediate medical attention if their neck pain is accompanied by shooting pain, numbness, or loss of strength in arms or hands.

How is neck pain diagnosed?

Dr. Billauer performs comprehensive manual examinations of the neck and spine. He takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing so will also ask questions about the patient’s lifestyle, general health, and any possible accidents or activities that could contribute to the neck pain.

In many cases, Dr. Billauer finds that the patient is suffering from “text neck” which is an unnatural forward positioning of the cervical spine due to looking down at a smart phone too much. This forward position leads to misalignment and nerve compression.

If a patient has been in an accident, he or she should seek assessment and care as soon as possible, even if there are no symptoms. Often the adrenaline surge following an accident masks any painful symptoms for several days. Dr. Billauer will be able to diagnose any issues even if there isn’t any pain.

How does Dr. Billauer treat neck pain?

Dr. Billauer provides his patients with expert chiropractic adjustments to release subluxations and realign the cervical spine. In addition to providing treatment to relieve pain, Dr. Billauer will treat the condition or injury so that the body is able to heal and return to balance and optimal function.

Dr. Billauer practices chiropractic care to promote total body health. When a patient experiences neck pain, it is a sign that the body is not balanced and not functioning properly. His goals are to reduce pain, restore movement, prevent further injury or discomfort, and improve overall wellbeing.