Head and Neck Pain in Grand Rapids

Is working at your computer becoming a pain in the neck – quite literally? Does the idea of a long workday make your head ache? Maybe a recent task has left your neck feeling stiff and less flexible. Head and neck pain at work can stem from various factors, such as poor posture or repetitive movements. The good news is that natural relief may be achieved through physical therapy. Reach out to me today to learn how to reduce the intensity of your headaches and make your neck more resilient to your work demands.

Dr. Tyler Kinch demonstrating a chin tuck exercise to help reduce headaches and neck pain

Why Does My Head & Neck Hurt?

  • Upper Cross Syndrome
  • Concussion
  • Tension Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Foraminal Stenosis
  • Trigger point/ Muscle Pains
  • Cervicogenic Headaches
  • Disc Herniation
  • Post Op 
  • Arthritic Pain

Anatomy of My Neck

Imagine your neck as a smart structure made up of crucial parts: the spine, which is like the main support beam; small bones called vertebrae that stack up like building blocks; and the discs, acting like cushions in between the blocks. This arrangement forms the neck’s spinal column, a bit like a tower that holds everything together. Your neck is like a flexible tower that lets you move your head around, much like a camera on a swivel. Just as the tower needs strong cables to support it, your neck relies on muscles and ligaments to power its movements, working together like a team of tiny engineers. When your neck is not performing as it should, it can lead to added stress and pain. This may form in one of the many structures or present as some type of headache.

Image of all muscles on a man with upper cross syndrome identified

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Google Review

“Dr. Tyler Kinch focuses on finding a solution to your pain. His main goal is to not have you be a repeat client, and it shows in his thoroughness. I had been suffering neck pain for a couple years, and with a few exercises and stretches, I can manage my pain on my own. Even with having a new born and constantly looking downwards activating the muscles that cause the pain.“
Ryan Jantz
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