Neck Pain Specialist

Michael Sheps, DC

Chiropractor located in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Whether from spending too much time hunched over your computer or the result of an auto accident, neck pain is a common complaint. At his office in the Sawtelle neighborhood of Los Angeles’ Westside, Michael Sheps, DC, specializes in the treatment of neck pain and offers advanced tools and techniques to relieve your discomfort. For an appointment, call the office today or request online.

Neck Pain

What is neck pain?

Neck pain refers to any discomfort you experience in your neck or head. The discomfort may include:

  • Pain 
  • Muscle tightness or spasms
  • Difficulty moving your head or neck
  • Headache

Neck pain is rarely a symptom of a significant underlying health condition. However, if your pain is severe and chronic or you’re experiencing numbness or tingling in your hands or arms, you should contact Dr. Sheps for an evaluation.

What are common causes of neck pain?

Your neck is vulnerable to injury and pain due to its wide range of motion and the need to support the weight of your head. Your neck pain may develop from an unexpected injury or result from a chronic underlying health issue. Common causes of neck pain include:

  • Whiplash
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Herniated discs

Whether your pain is due to a sports or auto injury or from a chronic health condition, Dr. Sheps can provide treatment to help alleviate your pain.

What treatments can improve my neck pain?

Dr. Sheps is an experienced chiropractor who is best known for his innovative approach to care. His goal isn’t to just relieve your pain, but treat the underlying cause for full resolution of your discomfort. Dr. Sheps only makes chiropractic adjustments when absolutely necessary. Instead, he focuses on providing treatments that improve your overall health and support your body’s healing. 

Dr. Shep’s treatment for your neck discomfort depends on the root cause of your pain, as well as your medical history. Your treatment plan may include a rehabilitation program with targeted exercises and/or laser therapy to stimulate healing of damaged tissue.

With his rehabilitation program, Dr. Sheps creates an exercise program that improves muscle strength, creating better neck support and reducing the source of your pain. His program also teaches you daily self-care to help prevent reinjury.

Dr. Sheps is a laser therapy expert and uses a special therapeutic laser for treatment. During your therapy session, the laser energy targets the injured tissue, reducing inflammation and stimulating your body’s natural healing powers to repair the damage. 

For expert care of your neck pain, call Michael Sheps, DC, today or request an appointment online.