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Neck Pain Specialist

best chiropractor for neck pain relief

Neck pain can make stretching and turning your head very uncomfortable. But if you minimize your neck movement, it might become even stiffer. That's why it’s so important to make an appointment with Travis Ryan, DC, at Sierra Functional Medical in Clovis, California. Dr. Ryan uses chiropractic care and alternative treatments to minimize your neck pain. His team of experts can usually get you in for an appointment within the same week — you just have to call the office.

Neck Pain Q & A

Why do I have neck pain?

Neck pain is a common side effect of all kinds of injuries (even slips and falls). But you might also have neck pain that’s caused by things you do every day. You might have neck pain from:

  • A whiplash injury
  • Poor posture
  • Muscle strains or pulls
  • Stress
  • Herniated discs
  • Jaw clenching
  • Tumors or cysts
  • Degenerative diseases (including arthritis)
  • Abnormalities along your spine
  • Inadequate support while sleeping

What symptoms will I have besides pain?

Having pain in your neck is an obvious sign that something isn’t right in your upper body. Many neck pain sufferers complain of additional issues, and you may also experience:

  • Neck stiffness
  • Tenderness or soreness
  • Sharp or stabbing pain in a certain spot
  • Radiating pain that goes into your extremities
  • Difficulty gripping or lifting things
  • Tripping or problems with your balance
  • Numbness or tingling in your arms

Can I do anything to prevent neck pain?

Once Dr. Ryan figures out the cause of the pain in your neck, he’ll work with you to prevent it from coming back (if possible). For example, if you have poor posture, or sit for long periods of time, he can teach you certain exercises to improve or get rid of your neck pain. Some of these exercises help strengthen your shoulders and back while giving your neck better support. Other exercises are designed for stretching out your neck muscles.

Dr. Ryan can recommend pillows that support your neck while you sleep, and if your spine is out of line, he can set you up with regular chiropractic adjustments. In this case, you may even benefit from having custom orthotic inserts designed for you. This way, you’ll have support for proper spine alignment, from your feet on up.

While Dr. Ryan wants to treat you and relieve your neck pain, he also doesn’t want you to continue having problems. He’ll work with you to find out which solutions may work best to prevent neck pain issues in the future.

How is neck pain treated?

Dr. Ryan will likely need to get an X-ray of your neck to see what’s going on. Then he’ll create a treatment plan based on what he sees, what your symptoms are, and the amount of pain or inflammation you’re experiencing. Your treatment plan can include:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Massage therapy
  • Electrical stimulation therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Cold laser treatments
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Muscle building exercises
  • Trigger point injections
  • Heat or ice


9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

2:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

2:00pm - 6:00pm


Sierra Functional Medical
2181 Herndon Avenue #103
Clovis, CA 93611
(559) 297-0030

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