Neck Pain Specialist

At Hancock Spine and Rehab, Dr. Tate Hancock and his staff offer individualized treatment plans to their patients who suffer from neck pain. The facility serves the residents of Wichita, Kansas, as well as many other communities, including Maize and Goddard.

Neck Pain Q & A

What is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which nerves become irritated as the travel through the small holes in the vertebra. The small holes are called foramen and act as a guide that helps the nerves travel away from the spine towards the areas where they belong. As a person begins to age and arthritis or other bone conditions begin to appear, the foramen may begin to narrow. This puts pressure on the nerve as it travels through the small opening and irritates the myelin sheath that protects it. As the sheath continues to wear away the condition will worsen, resulting in numbness, tingling and varying degrees of pain and discomfort.

How Long Does it Take for a Whiplash Injury to Heal?

Whiplash is an injury in which the head is forced to violently jerk from one direction to another. A whiplash injury can result in bruising to the soft tissues of the neck, damage to the cartilage, and stretching of the ligaments and tendons. Because the injury involves almost of the tissues responsible for movement, the pain can be quite severe. The soft tissues may heal within two or three weeks, but depending on the severity of the injury, the connective tissues may take up to two to three months to fully recover. The doctor may recommend wearing a brace for the first few weeks to ensure no further injury occurs while the neck is in such a vulnerable position.

Chiropractic adjustments are extremely effective at relieving neck pain. The neck is one of the most vulnerable areas of the body. It is responsible for constantly supporting the head while maintaining full range of motion. A chiropractor understands the mechanics of how the neck functions and can use manual manipulation and chiropractic adjustments to help restore both form and function to the neck after a serious illness or injury. The adjustment offers support to both the skeletal structure as well as the muscles and connective tissues that help to maintain the stability that helps to hold the head erect and firmly in place.

Insurance Policy

Here is a short list of insurance providers that we accept. Please feel free to call our office to learn more about your coverage options.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare

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Hancock Spine and Rehab
10234 W 13th St N
Wichita, KS 67212
Phone: 316-251-3500
Fax: 316-260-4500
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