We specialise in neck pain treatment

At Innate Health Chiropractic we provide a range of treatment services to support people with neck pain in Exeter; whether it’s from injury or trauma, our treatments aim to support pain, stiffness, irritation and discomfort, as well as any other symptoms associated with neck pain. Whatever your requirements, whether you need help and advice or you’d like to make an appointment, simply contact our team today. 

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We help clients on a daily basis who suffer with neck conditions

Neck pain, tension and restriction is a common issue affecting the musculoskeletal system that is frequently associated with other conditions such as:

Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)

Tension-type headaches

Shoulder joint and shoulder girdle dysfunction

Arm pain associated with the neck such as elbow pain and tennis elbow

Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder including rotator cuff disorders

Upper back pain (thoracic pain)

Tension and inability to relax

Cervical spine pain


What could be causing problems with my neck

Neck problems can be caused by multiple factors, including sprains or strains, postural imbalance, sports injuries, stress and age-related degeneration. We tend to find that a combination of these factors leads to a decrease in neck function, eventually resulting in tension and pain. Most neck issues arise from accumulative postural stresses, particularly in office workers because the neck is held still for long periods.

Long periods of sitting tend to create rounded shoulders and an anterior head carriage, which can strain the neck joints and muscles. Proper neck function is also dependent on having good movement in the shoulder girdle, ribcage and pelvis. 


How can a chiropractor help with neck pain

Chiropractors have a well established approach to treat problems causing cervical pain and neck dysfunction*. 

By establishing the pattern of movement restriction in the joints of the neck and shoulder girdle, we can ascertain where the problem is arising from.

Do I have a ‘trapped nerve’ in my neck

Just like in the lower back, the discs between the neck vertebrae can bulge and herniate. This is one of the most common causes and when this happens, it can irritate or compress nerves coming out of the neck and down the arm.
This can result in pins and needles, numbness and tingling in the shoulder area, arm or fingers. During the assessment, we will check your nerve function to see if there is a possible disc prolapse in the neck. Our gentle approach is well suited to helping manage this form of neck pain.
For more information on our services and how chiropractic treatment can help you, contact our team today.
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*Whalen W, Farabaugh RJ, Hawk C, Minkalis AL, Lauretti W, Crivelli LS, Wyatt L, Sheppard M, Walters SA. Best-Practice Recommendations for Chiropractic Management of Patients With Neck Pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2019 Nov;42(9):635-650. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2019.08.001. Epub 2019 Dec 20. PMID: 31870638. LINK