Neck Pain


If you suffer from neck pain and stiffness, pain numbness or tingling in the arms or hands,

or headaches, discover a natural approach to pain relief

It can affect your sleep, your marriage and your job. Nothing’s worse than feeling great mentally, but physically feeling held back from life because your neck hurts and the pain just won’t go away!neck pain

The Spinal and Sports Care Clinic has helped many people in Spokane get rid of their neck pain and live a normal life.

See and feel your life change for the better. Start your body on the way to pain-free, normal living. Feel tight joints rest, relax and free up. Feel muscles tied in knots become more supple. Feel strength in your muscles increase.

As you begin to see motion returning to your joints, you’re preventing and reducing chances of disability and a crippling future.

You’re able to live life like a normal person again, without neck pain — able to play with your kids, enjoy time with friends, and not have to worry that your pain will hit you at just the wrong time.

Strains, Sprains, and More

The key to helping neck pain is to accurately diagnose the cause of the symptoms and treat the problem in the early stages of injury. Research has shown that more than just muscles are injured with neck pain. Trauma to the delicate facet joints accounts for a significant portion of neck pain. Disc and ligament injuries also occur and can be treated conservatively. The doctors at SSCC are experts at correcting facet joint misalignments using a variety of techniques including:

  • Low Force Mobilization
  • Instrument Adjusting
  • Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Massage
  • Manual Adjusting and
  • Decompression

These procedures can often result in quick and impressive reductions of pain and spasm as well as increases in motion and function.

Science Backs A Natural Approach

A recent scientific study showed chiropractic adjustments outperformed massage treatments in reducing pain. The study concluded that patients with chronic neck pain showed:

clinically important improvements from a course of spinal adjusting… The current evidence does not support a similar level of benefit from massage.

– J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2007

In addition to that, here’s what one of the top medical researchers had to say:

Chiropractor’s adjusting of the spine was “more helpful than any of the following: traction, massage, biofeedback, acupuncture, injection of steroids into the spine and back corsets, and ultrasound.

– Stanley Bigos, MD, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Do We Have to “Pop” Your Neck?

Many patients are fearful or have had bad experiences with manual manipulation to the neck. Rest assured that there are many techniques besides this for helping neck pain and the doctors at Spinal and Sports Care are experts at using these low force techniques. It has been our experience in treating thousands of people in Spokane with neck pain that these gentle approaches are equally effective at correcting the underlying problems that are the source of your neck pain.

Three things that more commonly cause injury than getting your neck “popped”

  1. Playing tennis
  2. Turning your head to check your blind spot
  3. Getting your hair washed at a hair salon

Research Supports A Low Force, Gentle Approach

A recent scientific study suggests that therapies involving manual therapy and exercise are more effective than alternative strategies for patients with neck pain.
– Spine; Vol 33.Numb 4S, pp S123-S152. 2007

Another study reviewed the effectiveness of instrument-delivered thrust cervical adjusting in comparison with traditional manual-delivered thrust cervical adjusting in the treatment of neck pain. The study concluded that instrument adjusting is just as effective as manual adjusting in treating neck pain.
– J Manipulative Physiol Ther

Latest Technologies

We offer a variety of the most advanced healing therapies for speeding your recovery including Cold Laser Therapy and the Graston Technique. Cold Laser is an effective way to reduce inflammation and pain at a cellular level. Graston Technique is used to treat acute and chronic neck pain by breaking up tissue adhesions and scar tissue causing chronic muscle pain. It is one of the most effective treatments for chronic neck pain in computer workers.


One of the keys to prevent chronic neck pain is to return to normal activity as soon as possible. At the earliest time, we have the patient participate in mobilization and range of motion exercises. They are coached on both core stabilization and low impact cardiovascular exercise. By improving mobility, strength, balance and endurance, patients can increase their activities of daily living and reduce their pain while minimizing fear avoidance behavior.

Massage Therapy

Spinal and Sports Care Clinic has some of the most experienced and highly trained rehabilitative massage therapist in the Inland Northwest. Our team of 6 therapists have a combined experience of over 50 years. Their vast knowledge and understanding of human anatomy and physiology aids in developing the best choice of myofascial techniques designed to speed recovery and healing.

If neck pain is keeping you from enjoying your life, give us a call today. Find out if our comprehensive approach is right for you.

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Spinal and Sports Care Clinic
12905 E Sprague Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99216-0731