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Dr. Neill Horton Payne, D.C.

Chiropractor

Dr. Neill Horton Payne D.C. is a top Chiropractor in Black Mountain, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Neill Horton Payne D.C. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Neill Horton Payne D.C. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Neill Horton Payne D.C. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Black Mountain, NC, Dr. Neill Horton Payne D.C. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Neill Horton Payne, D.C.
  • Black Mountain, NC
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What causes pain in the shoulder and down the arm?

Several things come to mind. Shoulder pain with radiation down the arm could be caused by a subluxation. This is a spinal condition that causes irritation to the nerve that exits READ MORE
Several things come to mind. Shoulder pain with radiation down the arm could be caused by a subluxation. This is a spinal condition that causes irritation to the nerve that exits the spinal cord. A similar condition is caused by a bulging disk, which puts direct pressure on the nerve. The nerves in the neck go to the arms. Thus, you will feel pain in the arm related to the nerve or nerves that are injured. Sometimes these symptoms are caused by a muscle trigger point or an injury to the shoulder joint itself. The history of this condition along with a physical and X-ray exam should reveal which of these is the cause. Chiropractic care is very good at handling this kind of problem or referring you to someone who can help you if we cannot.

Dr. Neill H. Payne

How do you know if your body is out of alignment?

Misalignment that causes nerve interference is what we call a subluxation. There are some simple tests that will demonstrate if your body and brain are in harmony or if there is READ MORE
Misalignment that causes nerve interference is what we call a subluxation. There are some simple tests that will demonstrate if your body and brain are in harmony or if there is interference in the flow of nerve information. Stand on one leg without touching the other leg and close your eyes. If you immediately lose balance, you need to be adjusted. Lie on your back and let your legs relax then without letting your feet move to see if your feet form the same angle. For instance, if the right foot makes a 45-degree angle, the left foot should mirror the right. If not, your hips or low back are out of alignment. Finally, pick out a point on the wall (a light switch or something) and close your eyes then attempt to touch it. If you are on it, your hand and brain are communicating. If not, go see your chiropractor.

Dr. Neill H.Payne

How do I relieve sciatic nerve pain?

Sciatic pain which is the name for a shooting pain that goes down the back of the leg, is usually caused by disc pressure on the lower back nerve roots. The cure is to relieve READ MORE
Sciatic pain which is the name for a shooting pain that goes down the back of the leg, is usually caused by disc pressure on the lower back nerve roots. The cure is to relieve that pressure. The best treatment according to research for disc herniation is the chiropractic adjustment. If the disc is the cause of the pain, McKenzie low back exercises and stretches can significantly reduce the leg pain. There is another type of condition that mimics sciatica called pseudo-sciatica. The effect is pain down the back of the leg but the cause is the piriformis muscle in spasm. It is a muscle deep in the gluteal muscles. Stretches can help relieve this but getting to the cause of the spasm is the key to curing this problem.

Dr. Neill H. Payne

Should I see a chiropractor for leg pain?

I have helped many patients with scoliosis to live either without pain or with less pain naturally. I am even seeing a patient who years ago had Harrington rods implanted in her READ MORE
I have helped many patients with scoliosis to live either without pain or with less pain naturally. I am even seeing a patient who years ago had Harrington rods implanted in her spine. She has told me that with chiropractic care she lives with much less pain and can exercise and do the things she wants to do.
I hope that you can find good chiropractor to help you. It is the best choice for your leg pain.

Dr. Neill H. Payne

How can a chiropractor help a herniated disc?

There are varying degrees of herniation and for the most severe form where the gel-like nucleus has completely ruptured and is entrapped against a nerve or is dissecting the spinal READ MORE
There are varying degrees of herniation and for the most severe form where the gel-like nucleus has completely ruptured and is entrapped against a nerve or is dissecting the spinal ligament from the body of the spine, then surgery is usually necessary. However, the good news is that most disc herniations are not at that level of severity. Research has shown that: 
90% of Herniated Discs Improve with Chiropractic

Dr. Neill H. Payne

Can chiropractic care help with baby reflux?

Chiropractic is probably the best, if not the only real solution for this problem. I know that I have helped infants with reflux. What is absolutely bad for them is Prilosec and READ MORE
Chiropractic is probably the best, if not the only real solution for this problem. I know that I have helped infants with reflux. What is absolutely bad for them is Prilosec and other similar drugs. Please find a chiropractor with some experience in adjusting infants. 

All the best,

Dr. Neill H.Payne

Does seeing a chiropractor help TMJ?

I have been very successful in treating TMJ. One patient suffered with TMJ for 40 years. He had seen other chiropractors, MD's, and he even went to the UCLA TMJ clinic to no avail. READ MORE
I have been very successful in treating TMJ. One patient suffered with TMJ for 40 years. He had seen other chiropractors, MD's, and he even went to the UCLA TMJ clinic to no avail. The first visit was the first time he had had relief in 40 years. Over a course of several visits he was 100% better with only occasional flare ups. Find a chiropractor who has experience and success in treating this problem.

All the best,

Dr. Neill H.Payne

Should I see a chiropractor for neck pain?

Scientific studies show that a combination of chiropractic and targeted exercises are the best treatment for all kinds of spinal pain. People usually do better with chiropractic READ MORE
Scientific studies show that a combination of chiropractic and targeted exercises are the best treatment for all kinds of spinal pain. People usually do better with chiropractic care than with medical treatment, p.t. or other forms of treatment. They get better in half the time, use half the pain meds, and have twice the level of satisfaction with the care they receive. 

Cheers,

Dr. Neill H.Payne

Can I crack my own neck safely?

Many people do this occasionally and they don't have any problem doing it. However, doing this all the time will cause the ligaments of the neck to stretch and become unstable READ MORE
Many people do this occasionally and they don't have any problem doing it. However, doing this all the time will cause the ligaments of the neck to stretch and become unstable allowing the neck to go out of alignment more easily. It is possible to create a subluxation or misalignment by doing this. If you have a need to crack your own neck all the time it is likely that there is any underlying subluxation that you are not able to fix yourself. The cracking you do feels good but it doesn't get to bottom of why you feel like you need to keep doing this. I would recommend seeing a chiropractor.

Dr. Neill H. Payne

Can a chiropractor help with sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy?

I have helped several pregnant patients and some of them with sciatica. Chiropractic is the best solution for a healthier pregnancy and speedier delivery. There are many medical READ MORE
I have helped several pregnant patients and some of them with sciatica. Chiropractic is the best solution for a healthier pregnancy and speedier delivery. There are many medical options that are not available to a pregnant women while she is carrying a baby. Fortunately, chiropractic is safe, will not harm the baby and has been proven to be effective. 

Dr. Neill H.Payne

Can a chiropractic treatment become dangerous?

Chiropractic treatment is probably the safest non-medical form of health care that exists. Of course, there is always some amount of risk with any health procedure. However no READ MORE
Chiropractic treatment is probably the safest non-medical form of health care that exists. Of course, there is always some amount of risk with any health procedure. However no health care practitioner pays less for malpractice insurance than do chiropractors. Get a reference from a reliable source. If anything makes you uncomfortable, talk to your doctor about it. Mainly, just relax. The deeper you can relax, the easier and more enjoyable the adjustment. It is the best thing that you can do for your body.

Dr. Neill H.Payne

What can I do about my knee pain?

Most knee pain if it is not from some direct injury or a disease process is due to some structural imbalance. With my patients, I begin with a complete examination of the legs READ MORE
Most knee pain if it is not from some direct injury or a disease process is due to some structural imbalance. With my patients, I begin with a complete examination of the legs from the arches of the feet to the the pelvis and spine. Chronic knee pain can be caused by a muscular imbalance, fallen arches or nerve interference from the low back. These cases usually resolve with adjustments, muscle work, kinesio-taping, acupuncture, or custom orthotics or some combination of these. Try to find a chiropractor who is good at or is a specialist in sports chiropractic. That is your best bet for resolving your issue.

Sincerely,

Dr. Neill H.Payne

Why do I only have pain in my left knee?

You can have one arch that has fallen more than the other. That imbalance will cause more stress on one knee more than the other. Your should have your feet evaluated by a chiropractor READ MORE
You can have one arch that has fallen more than the other. That imbalance will cause more stress on one knee more than the other. Your should have your feet evaluated by a chiropractor who has the foot scanning technology to analyze your arches and make recommendations for orthotic support if that is the cause.

Dr. Neill H.Payne

What is it called if your back is out of line?

The most common form of a crooked spine is called scoliosis. This is diagnosed by X-ray. There are methods to treat this with chiropractic adjustments, but not all chiropractors READ MORE
The most common form of a crooked spine is called scoliosis. This is diagnosed by X-ray. There are methods to treat this with chiropractic adjustments, but not all chiropractors specialize in this sort of correction. The earlier treatment begins the more likelihood there will be of optimal correction. It usually begins in the teenage years and is best treated before one is fully grown.

Dr. Payne

Are chiropractic adjustments painful?

Chiropractic adjustments typically are not painful. Almost all the time a patient will feel a great deal of relief immediately afterwards. The more one can relax, the easier that READ MORE
Chiropractic adjustments typically are not painful. Almost all the time a patient will feel a great deal of relief immediately afterwards. The more one can relax, the easier that adjustment will feel. A good doctor will set up for the adjustment and feel for the patient to relax when making the correction.Give your doctor feed back about what you are feeling. There are several ways to adjust a patient and sometimes it takes some exploring to find out what will work best for you. Not all chiropractors use the same methods to adjust. Sometimes you may need to find a doctor who uses a different method. All that to say, chiropractic is the best and safest health care you can get. Many patients get excellent improvement with the first adjustment. Others take a few visits before they get noticeable results. The body responds to time and repetition, so for lasting results one should go through a course of active treatment which may consist of several visits a week for a few weeks. Then to maintain the correction and to prevent other problems, one should have regular monthly adjustments.

All the best to you,

Dr. Payne 

What do chiropractors do when they crack your back?

The cracking sound you heard is called an audible release. It is the same thing that happens when one pops his knuckles. Every joint in the body where two bones come together has READ MORE
The cracking sound you heard is called an audible release. It is the same thing that happens when one pops his knuckles. Every joint in the body where two bones come together has a joint capsule that surrounds the ends and connects the bones together. That capsule is filled with joint fluid. When the bones are pulled quickly as happens in an adjustment the pressure inside the joint drops. The same drop in pressure happens when one unscrews the lid of a Coke. The release of pressure causes the coke to release gases that are in the fluid. The gases become bubbles and create the cracking or popping sound. The same process occurs in the joints and it creates that sound. It is a good thing and is part of a good adjustment.

What is making my spine hurt so badly?

There is really no way to answer this question without doing a history and exam. X-rays would also help. At this point, it could be several reasons that your spine hurts. Chiropractors READ MORE
There is really no way to answer this question without doing a history and exam. X-rays would also help. At this point, it could be several reasons that your spine hurts. Chiropractors are the spinal pain experts and it would be best to find a chiropractor that other people rave about. Based on many scientific studies, we have the best record of helping people with your symptoms.

All the best,

Dr. Payne 

Is a chiropractic adjustment a good option for chronic headaches?

The short answer it yes, chiropractic treatment can probably help you get rid of your headaches.  This is copied from the Duke University Headache study: "Spinal manipulation READ MORE
The short answer it yes, chiropractic treatment can probably help you get rid of your headaches. 

This is copied from the Duke University Headache study:

"Spinal manipulation was associated with improvement in headache outcomes in two trials involving patients with neck pain and/or neck dysfunction and headache. Manipulation appeared to result in immediate improvement in headache severity when used to treat episodes of cervicogenic headache when compared with an attention-placebo control. Furthermore, when compared to soft-tissue therapies (massage), a course of manipulation treatments resulted in sustained improvement in headache frequency and severity." 

FCER Duke Evidence Report Exec Summary

Sincerely,

Dr. Payne

Is it normal to have pain after first chiropractic adjustment?

It is not unusual to have pain in the form of muscle soreness after your first adjustment. Typically, it resolves that afternoon or the next day. If it doesn't, be sure to call READ MORE
It is not unusual to have pain in the form of muscle soreness after your first adjustment. Typically, it resolves that afternoon or the next day. If it doesn't, be sure to call your doctor to let him know. This usually only happens after the first or second treatment. It is due to the muscles relaxing. They have been overworking in response to the spinal problems. Once they relax, it is like you have been over-training at the gym. You get sore.
Hope that helps.

Dr. Payne 

Can a chiropractor help with spinal stenosis?

I have had great success treating patients with spinal stenosis and keeping them from having surgery. There are special adjusting techniques that will relieve these symptoms, but READ MORE
I have had great success treating patients with spinal stenosis and keeping them from having surgery. There are special adjusting techniques that will relieve these symptoms, but it is not an overnight process.

Dr. Payne