Neck Pain

Blake Dennis, ND -  - Naturopathic Medicine

Origins Naturopathic

Blake Dennis, ND

Naturopathic Medicine & Wellness Clinic located in Seattle, WA

If you suffer from “tech neck,” arthritis, or neck pain due to an injury, you might have trouble sleeping well at night or getting through your day. Blake Dennis, ND, and the team at Origins Naturopathic offer holistic treatments for neck and shoulder pain that address the underlying cause of your symptoms and guide you towards greater physical and emotional balance. For alternative treatment solutions for neck pain, call the Seattle, Washington, clinic, or make an appointment online today.

Neck Pain

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can arise due to a variety of conditions, such as:

  • Traumatic injury
  • Poor posture
  • Herniated discs
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle tension
  • Muscle strain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spinal stenosis

Sometimes, neck pain occurs without an apparent cause. Regardless of whether you’ve experienced an injury, stress, trauma, and unprocessed emotions can contribute to chronic neck pain.

Which symptoms are associated with neck pain?

The exact nature of your symptoms depends on the root cause of your neck pain. Common symptoms of neck pain include:

  • Dull, aching pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Stiffness
  • Radiating pain
  • Headaches

Conditions that cause nerve damage can create weakness or loss of sensation in the neck, shoulder, or arms. Nerve conditions may also make it difficult for you to grip with your hands or fingers.

Neck pain from an acute injury usually resolves within 72 hours, while chronic neck pain occurs when pain symptoms persist for more than 12 weeks.

How can naturopathic medicine address neck and shoulder pain?

Naturopathic medicine addresses neck pain from a holistic, whole-body perspective, rather than relying on pain medications. 

Your provider at Origins Naturopathic begins with an evaluation to determine the exact cause of your low back pain. They perform a physical exam, conduct an assessment of your emotional health, review your medical history, and discuss your pain symptoms with you in detail.

Once your provider has identified the cause of your neck pain, they create a customized plan to relieve your pain and resolve underlying issues or injuries. Your treatment plan may include:

Physical medicine

To support tissue healing and restore mobility and function, your provider performs hands-on bodywork such as visceral manipulation, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and other therapies.

Mind-body medicine

Your expert guides you in identifying emotional patterns that anchor pain within your body. They use mental exercises, guided meditation, breath training, and emotional processing to help you release holding patterns and shift your mind-body experience. 

Herbal medicine

Herbal and nutritional medicine promote your overall health and wellness, reduce inflammation, enhance tissue healing, and support you as your body and mind shift towards greater ease.

To banish your neck pain, schedule an evaluation with a skilled provider at Origins Naturopathic. Call the office, or make an appointment online today.