Updated: Apr 22
Metro Manila chiropractor helps neck pain
A stiff neck is one of the most debilitating conditions that can occur. Continuous neck pain can be a life limiting conditioning preventing proper functioning at work and home. You must be able to differentiate an occasional stiff neck and a condition that needs proper medical care. Chiropractic care is one of the methods used to treat neck pain.
It is time to see a chiropractor if:
You have a stiff neck that has lasted 3 or more days
You have used over the counter medication for more than 5 days to relieve neck pain
Looking left or right produces pain
The neck pain was caused by a serious event like auto injury and whiplash
The pain spreads to the hands and/or causing tingling sensations to the fingertips
You feel pain in the morning and gradually better during the day
Causes of neck pain
Misalignment of vertebrae is the most common cause of neck pain. It occurs when;
The neck has been in an awkward posture for a long time e.g. working on a ceiling
There is consistent poor posture like hunching over a desk
The neck is suddenly moved beyond its normal range of motion e.g. in a whiplash
You sleep on your stomach on a flat pillow
Pinched nerves can also cause neck pain. The vertebrae bones are cushioned against each other by intervertebral disks and nerves. When there is misalignment of vertebrae, they crowd against the nerves in a pinching movement.
Using chiropractic care for neck pain is a safe non-surgical option that can achieve results quicker. The chiropractor will use of the following common techniques:
Cervical manual traction
The patient lies face up or sits while the chiropractor mimics the natural movements of the neck. He stretches the neck in varying degrees of flexion (forward) and extension (backward) movements. This is done to look for the degree that relieves most tension.
This is combined with manual traction for effective treatment. The patient lies face up or sits while the chiropractor moves the neck side to side while varying the degree at which the neck is bending forward or backwards. Figure 8 movements are also applied in smooth movements. This technique is to reduce fixation where the neck’s movement is restricted.
Cervical chiropractic adjustments
The patient lies on the back while the chiropractor applies a gentle movement into the neck to restore the proper function and range of motion to the neck.
Dr. Kim "Doc Kim" Khauv, your Metro Manila chiropractor, has helped many people live healthier and happier lives.
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Kim B. Khauv, DC (Doc Kim) is the only American chiropractor in the Philippines that has worked for the United States Navy as a chiropractor (taking care of active duty military service members and wounded warriors) and holds a Master's Degree in Public Health with emphasis on health promotion and prevention from The Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.
He is also an award-winning chiropractor currently licensed in the State of California, as well as National Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic in the United States of America. He is a "Registered Chiropractor" with the Philippines Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC). He has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University in Fullerton (CSUF), a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Fielding School of Public Health at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), and Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West (LCCW).
Previously, Doc Kim was 1 out of 24 United States Navy chiropractors in the world, proudly provided chiropractic care to active duty military members at Naval Medical Center San Diego and had a private practice in San Diego, California. Doc Kim currently holds an Adjunct Faculty position as Assistant Professor at Life Chiropractic College West teaching Public Health course to senior chiropractic students. He is an approved instructor by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners of California to teach both online and live Continuing Education courses to chiropractors in Metro Manila, Philippines in the subjects of Chiropractic Adjustive Technique, Law & Ethics, and chiropractic Public Health.
Doc Kim was an elected Section Councilor of the Chiropractic Health Care section (CHC) of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and served as Membership Chair. His chiropractic research has been accepted and presented nationally and internationally at APHA, Association of Chiropractic College’s annual Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC), International Society of Quality of Life Research, and World Chiropractic Federation (WFC). He has also published research on chiropractic care and public health education. He has been awarded the Distinguish Service Award (2015) and Rising Star Award (2013) from the APHA's CHC section.
While attending LCCW, he founded a non-profit called Well-Balanced World, 501(c)(3), with the sole purpose of providing affordable chiropractic care to underserved populations and charitable chiropractic care on international mission trips to Cambodia and the Philippines.
Dr. Kim Khauv, at Well-Balanced Chiropractic Wellness Center, now provides safe, effective, and evidence-based chiropractic care to patients from Makati, Rockwell, Manila, Paranaque, Alabang, Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Pasig, Ortigas, Mandaluyong, Greenhills, San Juan, and Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.