Neck Pain Relief Chiropractor in San Diego, CA
Neck Pain and Injury Relief Treatment with San Diego Chiropractor
Chiropractic Care Alleviates Neck Pain and Injury Causes
There are many types of neck injury that can cause everything from a stiff ache to shooting pain that spreads down into the shoulders, arms, wrists and hands. Sometimes headaches are involved. Chiropractic care can help with all of these and more:
- Poor Posture – Hunching over a computer desk, sleeping on an unsupportive pillow, etc. can injure the cervical spine. Incorrect posture strains soft tissues, pulling vertebrae out of alignment, squeezing discs and pinching nerves.
- Whiplash – A strain/sprain injury of the neck’s soft tissues after the sudden whipping back and forth of the head. Whiplash can occur as a sports injury, car accident injury, work injury or home accident.
- Disc Injury – Any of the above forces (poor posture, sudden injury) can compress the neck’s intervertebral discs, causing numbness and excruciating pain that shoots down the neck and into other areas of the upper body.
Arthritis and other degenerative and inflammatory conditions may also cause neck pain
Natural Neck Pain Treatment
Appropriate treatment of and relief from neck pain depends on a thorough diagnosis of the underlying problem. After diagnosis, our chiropractor at Herfindahl Chiropractic can provide long-term relief with the following treatment options:
- Chiropractic Care – Chiropractor Dr. Herfindahl can correct cervical spine subluxations very gently with the Arthrostim chiropractic adjusting instrument, relieving pinched nerves and taking pressure off of compressed discs.
- Spinal Decompression – For bulging and herniated disc-related neck pain, our DRX9000 spinal decompression table is a successful non-surgical treatment protocol that re-hydrates, re-shapes and rehabilitates damaged discs.
- Massage Therapy – Massage boosts healing circulation, reduces inflammation and improves range of motion while providing natural pain relief.
- Cold Laser Therapy – Soft tissue neck injuries can also benefit from laser therapy’s ability to heal damaged tissues at the cellular level while releasing pain-killing endorphins into the area.
Read Our Success Stories
My name is Jim Hall, I’ve been an elevator mechanic for 35 years. Eight months ago I had ongoing neck and back problems that left me unable to function. A co-worker recommended Dr. Herfindahl; I was able to schedule an appointment almost immediately. After an evaluation and consultation, Dr. Herfindahl assured me that he could help me. His treatments included weekly adjustments, electro therapy as well as home exercises. Dr. Herfindahl and his staff have helped me feel better which has allowed me to return to work. I would high recommend Dr. Herfindahl . Very sincere thanks to Dr. Herfindahl and Staff,
I had back and neck pain stemming from a motorcycle accident in my early twenties. While therapeutic messages did help, they tended to ease the pain only temporarily. I was resigned to living with daily and at time severe back pain, Until I met Dr. Herfindahl, he was able to make my spine regular over a series of treatments, offering almost instantaneous relief from the first session. I have gone from almost daily back pain to having only mild occurrences once or twice a month. I am able to live my life now without limitations. The pain is all but gone and I have Dr. Herfindahl to thank for that!
My name is James Reavis, I am 33 years old and I will start out by saying that I “WAS” a skeptic when it came to Chiropractic. I did not think there was any benefit to chiropractic. I even thought it was a waste of time. Then one horrible day while doing a simple exercise, “BAM!” something went wrong. I was executing a dip and something “slipped” for lack of a better word, in my neck. For the first time in my life I had a neck injury. Now, I have had pain in my neck before for various reasons and it always seemed to go away on its own after a few days, only this time a few days past and my neck still hurt. The pain was so bad that I had to keep my neck tilted to one side permanently. I couldn’t even sleep at night due to my neck pain. I was worried. After about 3 weeks, some sleepless nights and a drop in my work productivity I was at a loss as to what to do about my neck. While walking through an Oktoberfest festival I came across Dr. Ashley J. Herfindahl’s booth. I was going to just walk by, but on a whim decided to see what the Doctor was all about. To my surprise he was able to diagnose right where my pain was. Still a skeptic I decided to make an appointment to see Dr. Herfindahl at his office in mission valley. After my initial consultation and a follow up to review the results, Dr Herfindahl noticed some other injuries in my neck that I did not know about. I thought back to a snowboarding crash and an unfortunate trampoline incident. Suffice it to say I needed some work done. I decided to go with the full treatment plan. Dr. Herfindahl explained to me very well how the treatment would not be an overnight fix, but that gradually over time I would get better. I could feel my neck getting better from the first treatment to the last. I would say at this point my neck is a thousand times better than before I started treatment. In fact, I was so pleased with my results that I continue to see Dr. Herfindahl on a regular basis for maintenance. Dr Herfindahl is very gentle. I never once in all my treatment felt any sort of pain, only relief from said pain. As for the staff who works at Dr. Herfindahl’s office, they are first class. They are some of the nicest people around. My job has me working different schedules on a regular basis. Dr. Herfindahl and his staff were very accommodating to my special circumstances. My overall experience was a ten out of 10. I would and have recommend Dr. Herfindal’s chiropractic services to both friends, family and anyone who will listen for that matter. Thank you for giving me my pain free life back. -James Reavis-
My name is Martha Kent. I initially saw Dr. Ashley Herfindahl due to the extreme pain radiating from my neck into my shoulder and down my right arm to my hand. I had manipulation for several months before I was pain free in these areas. After a few months I began to experience pain in my low back. The pain radiated down my left hip, into my left leg down to my knee and below the knee. I have had several months of continued manipulations to gain relief from this latest problem. I wish to thank Dr. Ashley Herfindahl for his expertise.
My name is Leah Calica, I’m an assistant Account Representive in a Insurance Campany. I came to Dr. Herfindahl’s office sue to pain in my knee, neck, shoulders, arms, and hands for about 2 years now. In the last year the pain has gotten worse. Before the treatments, I would wake up several times in one night and sometimes have to take medication just fir the pain to go away. After few weeks visit of being adjusted and receiving the cold laser treatments I had less pain. I don’t take pain medication anymore and sleep through the night now. I would like to thank Dr. Ashley Herfindahl for making my everyday with less and less pain.
Dr. Herfindahl saw me back in March of this year. I was putting my daughter in her car seat when suddenly I felt this sharp pain on mu right arm; and I wasn’t able to move it anymore. I knew right away without hesitation who I was going to call “Dr. Herfindal!!!” He had seen me before for a prior car accident I was involved in. He left me with no pain from that accident and I knew he would do the same with the pain I was feeling now.
I was having pain on my right arm and neck area, as well as my upper back. My right arm would go numb at times and I wouldn’t be able to use it. I was in severe pain. I called the Office and the same day I as seen by Dr. Herfindahl. He started therapy that same day and about the third week I was almost to my normal self again. Now I am pain free and I’m able to go about my day as if nothing had happened.
Dr. Herfindahl, Liz and Heather have made this a wonderful experience. Every visit they make me feel at home. They take care of me right away. I will surely keep coming back to them. Thank you guys for making me feel like family. I will keep on recommending you guys to my co-workers and family.
I started seeing Dr. Herfindahl in September of 2021 for neck stiffness and migraines. As a college student, I was constantly reading or on my laptop and the pain was making it difficult to focus on my work. Since I began working with Dr. Herfindahl and his staff, I have seen immense improvements in my mobility as well as pain relief. My migraines and neck pain have also reduced in frequency. The fact that Dr. Herfindahl takes the time to take x-rays to see exactly what is wrong is incredible; he was able to pinpoint trigger points in my spine as well as see where posture changes would benefit me. I would definitely recommend Dr. Herfindahl to anyone who is in need of a chiropractor. Not only is he great at his job, but the staff is some of the nicest people I have ever met. They always ensured I was comfortable and allowed me to choose when I increased my traction time. I looked forward to my appointments because I knew I would be greeted by a group of smiling people who cared about my health. I am so thankful I chose to contact Herfindahl Chiropractic, and my body definitely thanks me for it. Thank you to everyone at Dr. Herfindahl’s office!
I was seen by Dr. Herfindahl, as my primary caretaker, but also have been helped by GiGi and Liz, either with setting me up for traction or doing stimulation on injured areas of my body. When I first came in I was having horrible neck/upper back pain that made it difficult to breath, I couldn’t turn my head, and it was continuing to get worse. I learned I had underlying issues with my alignment but what really set it off was jet skiing about a week prior and slamming down really hard causing a whole jolt up my body. I had also been dealing with long term (10+ years) shoulder pain (torn labrum) as well as hip/lower back pain due to years of poor posture, trying to appear shorter, hypermobility, and also hunching in on myself due to chronic pain. It ended up I had many alignment issues, a good majority in my upper back and neck, that were causing issues all down my body. Most of my issues have been resolved, or decreased by probably 85%, since I started seeing Dr. Herfindahl. My upper back alignment has been mostly corrected, which has left my lower back without it’s proper curve, but that is to be expected as we have been working on my alignment from the head down and as we work on the lower back, I’ve found a very large percentage of my chronic hip pain has disappeared. I don’t have the neck issue at all anymore either. The reason I only say 85% for improvement is because I have some other issues, besides just structural, that also require me to work on the actual muscles as well as the underlying structure of my body. I have started working with a physical therapist while also continuing to get my chiropractic adjustments and continue to see improvements every week. As someone that has been dealing with chronic pain for over 10 years (due to endometriosis), I honestly never thought I would feel as good as I do now. I had not realized how my chronic pain caused me to put my body in bad positions, and how long term that just compounded the pain I was dealing with. Although chiropractic care cannot fix my endometriosis, it has helped fix many of the issues dealing with long term pain caused and has given me a quality of life that I did not think I could have. It is amazing to only have to deal with my endometriosis pain and not have to also deal with neck, back, hip pain as well. I would. I wouldn’t (and didn’t) believe the believe the benefits of chiropractic care until I worked with Dr. Herfindahl. I’ve seen other chiropractors in the past but none of them have taken the time to really explain what is going on with my body, and what a treatment plan would look like. Also, none of them have ever done traction, given me exercises to help with stabilization, or used stimulation to help with pain and inflammation. I am constantly blow away when I come in with some ache or issue, and more often than not he notices the issue before I can even tell him about it. He is also good at listening when you try, sometimes poorly, to describe what symptoms you are having, and being able to translate that and make the adjustments that are needed to resolve the issue. My overall experience at the office and with the team has been very positive. Gigi and Liz always greet me with a (genuine) smile, they seem to take a real interest in how their patients are doing physically and mentally and do whatever they can to make sure you are taken care of. They explain what they are doing every step of the way, and don’t get annoyed if you forget and ask them for an explanation again at future visits. Dr. Herfindahl has an impressive memory, asks you for updates about your life, remembers what you discussed last time you were in the office and treats you as more than just a patient on his table. That is something that is rare for doctors that are constantly moving through people all day and it makes you know that you aren’t just a dollar sign.
– Ashlie M