Neck Pain Specialist

Spinal Health Care of Orlando

Marie Cayo, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Orlando and Kissimmee, FL

With all of its vertebrae, joints, and nerves, your neck can be a source of chronic or acute pain. At Spinal Health Care of Orlando, you have access to Marie Cayo, DC, and a team of experienced pain specialists who are passionate about helping relieve your neck pain and restore your function. Call the Orlando or Kissimmee, Florida, office to book a consultation or use the online scheduling feature to book at your convenience.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain is one of the leading reasons that men and women seek help from a chiropractor. There’s a number of causes for chronic or acute neck pain. They are:

  • Poor posture
  • Aging
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Improper sleep positions
  • Inefficient work positions
  • Exercise injuries
  • Trauma and accidents
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve compression
  • Lower back problems
  • Spinal stenosis

You know you have neck pain, obviously, if it hurts to move your neck. The pain may radiate through your neck and even into your shoulders, throb in one spot, cause stiffness or frequent headaches.

How is neck pain diagnosed?

Your care team at Spinal Health Care of Orlando is determined to get to the root cause of your neck pain so they can treat it at the source. Dr. Cayo and the team use the most innovative and state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and imaging technology to evaluate the extent of your problem.

Whether it’s an X-ray, MRI, CT scan, or nerve conduction tests, Dr. Cayo thoroughly investigates your condition in order to develop a targeted treatment plan.

She’ll move your neck forward, backward, left and right and monitor where your pain points are and the range of your motion. She may apply pressure to your joints and muscles to look for pinched nerves or areas of discomfort.

With all the data, she makes a diagnosis and outlines a plan to relieve your pain and improve your quality of life.

How is neck pain treated?

At Spinal Health Care of Orlando, the emphasis is on the least invasive treatment possible. Your comprehensive care plan may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Dry needling
  • Cervical manipulation
  • Stretches and exercises
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Active release

In some cases, Dr. Cayo may recommend over-the-counter medications as necessary. If you’re prescribed at-home exercises, it’s important for you to be diligent and intentional about performing them as scheduled.

With proper care, your neck pain should resolve in about two or three weeks. To put an end to your troubling neck pain, call on the team at Spinal Health Care of Orlando or use the online scheduling option to book now.