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Jesus D. Found Lasting Neck Pain Relief At Charlotte Family Chiropractic Clinic


Find Neck And Back Pain Relief in the Experienced Hands of Charlotte Family Chiropractic Clinic

We use the phrase "pain in my neck" for a reason, but neck pain is more than an annoyance. It affects our whole body wellness, our productivity, and our quality of life. These aren't symptoms that you can ignore for too long. That’s why seeking expert neck pain treatment is a necessary step toward relief. Charlotte Family Chiropractic Clinic is one of the best chiropractic clinics in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The primary purpose of upper cervical (neck) care is the reversal of original damage—which may have occurred years or decades before—and the restoration of proper nerve function and range of motion.

Secondary benefits include restful sleep, better enthusiasm for physical activity, increased mental acuity, elevated mood, and—after the first evaluation—hope for a more enjoyable, fulfilling life.

What Is Cervicalgia?

Have you been diagnosed with cervicalgia? That's the term applied to pain associated with the seven vertebrae in your cervical spine (C1 through C7). While a diagnosis is helpful, without a better understanding of the "why and how", your treatment options are usually limited to pain medication and avoiding activity that causes pain.

Here in the Charlotte area many of our chiropractic clients are outdoor enthusiasts and people with active, busy lifestyles. Sitting on the sidelines isn't an option, which is why they come to us for neck pain treatment and, ultimately, relief.

What Is Lumbalgia?

Has your doctor diagnosed you with lumbalgia? This term refers to pain stemming from the five vertebrae in your low back (L1 to L5). While a diagnosis is a good start, the next step is to determine the root cause.

What Causes Neck And Back Pain?

Cervicalgia and lumbalgia hav many potential triggers, which is why we offer comprehensive evaluations for new patients to determine the best treatment path.


  • The sudden forward and backward motion of the neck, often experienced in car accidents or sudden stops, falls, or physical assault, is a type of sprain that can cause lasting trauma and neck pain.

  • If you live in Charlotte, chances are you've slipped and fallen on ice. We see many patients who have recently experienced traumatic brain injuries (TBI's) as well as clients who have no idea their cervicalgia is related to previous concussions. Where the primary concern is brain bleeding and swelling, incidents that cause TBI's also cause other physical injuries, especially neck trauma.

Improper Posture and Overcompensation
  • How long have you been leaning forward, squinting at your screen? Does your teen complain that her backpack is too heavy? Has an injury elsewhere on your body thrown off your gait? Our neck vertebrae and tissues take the brunt of insufficient working environments, carrying loads, and other aches and pains. Mattresses and pillows that don't sufficiently support our bodies contribute to neck and back pain.

  • "I don't know why my neck and back hurts, but it's killing me." We hear that a lot from our new patients, which is why we take the time to sit down and listen to their medical history and ask questions about their lifestyles. But sometimes, injuries happen without notice, or we don't realize that an insignificant event—a stumble and a "save", a minor smack on the head, or just sleeping in an airline seat on a packed cross-country flight—can lead to future neck and back pain.

Physical Activity
  • Our skeletons support our organs and muscles, but our muscles help keep our spines aligned. People who stay physically fit can experience fewer back problems—that is, those who aren't skiers, rodeo riders, or gymnasts. "Weekend warriors" may not practice diligent stretching and warm-ups before heightened activity, and those who are recovering from illness or taking on lifestyle changes don't yet have the muscle tone to shield against potential neck and back injuries.

Stress and Tension
  • When we're stressed out, muscle tension may interfere with proper posture and spine alignment. We might not take breaks from work and other activities, causing injuries from repetitive motion or no motion at all.

My experience was different from the other chiropractors in Charlotte. The doctor took his time and I felt like he really understood my neck issues better than any other doctor I've seen. My neck has never felt better!

Annette R., Concord, North Carolina


Neck pain can lead to serious complications often attributed to other health issues. Tissue damage and misaligned spines can interfere with the brain stem, disrupting signals to other parts of the body. Patients come to us after ophthalmologists, neurologists, and somnologists (also known as "sleep doctors") have failed to pinpoint their issues, which may include:

  • Migraines: Cervicalgia is a major cause of headaches, and cervical spine treatment can reduce or eliminate chronic migraine triggers.
  • Vertigo: Doctors often overlook upper cervical disorders as a cause of "the spins" and balance issues. Nerve interference and tissue swelling in the neck is an underlying factor in many vertigo cases.
  • Insomnia and restless sleep: Aches and pains associated with the neck prevent healthy sleep posture and inhibit proper breathing.
  • Mental and physical fatigue: When you don't feel good, it's difficult to sleep, exercise, and do the things that keep you energized, happy, and healthy.
  • Pain in other parts of the body: Neck injuries prevent healthy nerve activity between the brain stem and the rest of the body causing pain that's difficult to diagnose.

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    These conditions, in turn, often lead to other physical and psychological health problems and affect our productivity, creativity, and enjoyment of life.

    And when we feel someone is getting on our nerves, we might actually tell them straight up that they are a pain in our neck. Or... an area located at the other end of our spine, so cervicalgia impacts our interpersonal and professional relationships, too.

    While Dr. Arthur Plesa has in-depth experience treating any cervicalgia cause, no two cases are alike. Your first visit will include a comprehensive assessment of your symptoms, and Dr. Plesa believes listening is the first step to spine health. Together, you'll pinpoint the likely cause of your symptoms and he will advise you on modifying your environment and behavior to help prevent ongoing injury. Once we've developed a wellness program that takes lifestyle and pre-existing health issues into account, only then does Dr. Plesa apply specialized chiropractic adjustments.


    We prefer not to provide neck pain treatment if we can first address the triggers.

    Dr. Plesa as an upper cervical chiropractor specialist, has more training in neurology and upper cervical anatomy than do general chiropractors and a better understanding of neck, shoulder, and back biometrics than do most medical practitioners. That's why he can provide positive outcomes when others have failed to identify and treat the problem.

    At Charlotte Family Chiropractic Clinic we are not only concerned about your symptoms, but also you as a person and what is important to you. We know that not everyone's the same and not everyone has the same goals. It is important to us that we present a chiropractic care plan that works for you and is tailored to you and your health concerns.

    Our specialties as a chiropractor in Charlotte are neck pain, vertigo, and migraine headaches. Our patients visit our Charlotte office from all over North Carolina, including, Matthews, Indian Trail, Mint Hill, Harrisburg, Concord and Gastonia.

    Contact Charlotte Family Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule a free evaluation. If you haven't tried this care, then you are nowhere near running out of options.


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