If this is going to be your first time visiting a chiropractor, a bit of an introduction is in order. The chiropractor will take your medical history. Then it is time to talk about your neck pain and what you think the cause might be (for example, you already think it was caused by a recent accident or during an accident while playing sports over the weekend).
The chiropractor will want to know how long you spend looking at computer screens (to see if you are holding your neck in an awkward position leading to neck pain). Do you exercise? How often and what types of physical activity do you usually engage in? These are all helpful clues to diagnose the cause of your neck pain.
Treatment can include chiropractic massage techniques, designed to bring down inflammation. Cervical mobilization is another option, which involves a gentle figure-8 motion that has helped bring down painful sensations. The chiropractor may opt for cervical manual traction, which is done while you lay face up or while sitting, depending on your situation.