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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.
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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

There's still pain after cortisone. What should I do?

There can be several reasons for shoulder pain, impingement, bone spurs, muscle imbalance and subluxation of the shoulder. It would take a complete exam to figure out what is the READ MORE
There can be several reasons for shoulder pain, impingement, bone spurs, muscle imbalance and subluxation of the shoulder. It would take a complete exam to figure out what is the cause of it. I am sorry that the cortisone injection did not give you any relief. Some people get a wonderful "cure" of the pain, most get at least two weeks relief before symptoms return and like you, sometimes it fails to give any relief.  While cortisone can help with the pain it usually does not get to the cause of the pain and has the unfortunate additional effect of damaging the tendons and ligaments and weakening the bones. I would advise you to find a good chiropractor who treats sports injuries. He can probably help you.

Cheers,

Dr. Payne

Do chiropractors treat chronic neck pain?

Current research shows that chiropractic is the best treatment for resolving chronic neck or back pain. You need to find a good chiropractor and start treatment quickly. Get references READ MORE
Current research shows that chiropractic is the best treatment for resolving chronic neck or back pain. You need to find a good chiropractor and start treatment quickly. Get references from your friends who have a chiropractor. There are many competent doctors but chiropractic is very artful and it is sometimes hard to find a really excellent doctor. The best reference will be from someone who says, "I've seen a lot of chiropractors and this guy is the best." 
I am sorry that you are still suffering from your car wreck. Again, I urge you to start care as soon as you can. Statistics also show that the level of pain you have at 3 months is often the level you will continue to have months and years later.

All the best,

Dr. Payne

Can I exercise after a back adjustment?

It is not unusual to have some soreness when beginning an adjustment routine. But, that should go away after the first few adjustments. If you are getting regular adjustments (once READ MORE
It is not unusual to have some soreness when beginning an adjustment routine. But, that should go away after the first few adjustments. If you are getting regular adjustments (once a week or two) and this is true every time you are adjusted, be sure to talk to your chiropractor and let him know. He may need to modify the adjustment, use a different technique or re-examine you to find out why this is continuing to happen. If you are improving over time, this may eventually stop, but you chiropractor should still want to know. 
As far as exercise goes, I tell my patients that exercise sets the adjustment. It may be that after an adjustment gentle exercise like walking or range of motion exercises within pain tolerance would be beneficial and help reduce the soreness. Drinking extra water can help flush toxins that are released from muscles that become more relaxed and that may feel sore after and adjustment. Soaking in an Epsom Salt bath is also helpful.
Run these suggestions by your chiropractor to get his input on them. He knows your back and situation better than I do. Also, listen to your body and do the things that make it feel better. That is usually a good guide.

All the best,

Dr. Payne

X-rays again?

I cannot speak specifically about the laws of Illinois as I am only licensed in North Carolina. I can say that our state requires at least one examination per year for patients READ MORE
I cannot speak specifically about the laws of Illinois as I am only licensed in North Carolina. I can say that our state requires at least one examination per year for patients with ongoing treatment. Considering your conditions "spinal curvature and collapsed vertebra" it would be in you own interest to know if there has been further change or deterioration of your spinal condition. Five years is a reasonable amount of time to want a re-examination to determine what if anything has changed for the better or worse and what has been maintained.

All the best to you,

Dr. Payne

My son suffers from ADHD. Should I bring him to a chiropractor?

Chiropractic treatments work on balancing the nervous system and normalizing the flow of nerve information to and from the brain. ADHD of course involves the brain and so short READ MORE
Chiropractic treatments work on balancing the nervous system and normalizing the flow of nerve information to and from the brain. ADHD of course involves the brain and so short answer, yes, it would be worthwhile to try it. See if you can find a doctor who has worked a lot with this condition. In my practice two things I recommend are Prime my Body hemp oil and Voxx socks.

Why a chiropractor for my daughter's constipation?

Constipation can be caused by an irritation to the nerves that regulate the bowels. The irritation interferes with the signals that move the bowels and allow them to empty. Chiropractors READ MORE
Constipation can be caused by an irritation to the nerves that regulate the bowels. The irritation interferes with the signals that move the bowels and allow them to empty. Chiropractors treat the spine to remove the interference to the nerves. Once the normal nerve activity is restored then normal function can occur. In my experience children typically respond very rapidly and positively to gentle adjustments. Your pediatrician is very wise to recommend chiropractic care, the largest oldest drug free health care system in the United States.

What can be done for my sciatica?

There are several causes for sciatica. True sciatica is a pain that runs down the back of the leg following the sciatic nerve (some people call it their psychotic nerve). This READ MORE
There are several causes for sciatica. True sciatica is a pain that runs down the back of the leg following the sciatic nerve (some people call it their psychotic nerve). This is generally caused by a bulging disk. Many disk problems are successfully resolved by chiropractic treatment. In several studies chiropractic is the treatment of choice. Pain on the outside of the thigh is probably coming from another cause. You need a good chiropractor who can differentiate the cause and apply the proper treatment. Treatment usually consist of a series of chiropractic adjustments. The worse the problem, the longer the course of treatment, generally. Often other therapies will be needed including physical therapy, exercise, diet, nutrition, and acupuncture. If it is a disk problem and the doctor can decrease the bulging then the problem will not return unless the patient does something else to cause it to bulge again like lifting wrong or too much weight. If the patient has waited too long and there is much degeneration then a regimen of wellness care getting adjustments once or twice a month will usually keep the symptoms minimized or absent.

What is the treatment for tennis elbow?

Often tennis elbow is caused by a slight misalignment of the bones of the elbow joint. The repeated straining of the joint from even ordinary activity will cause inflammation of READ MORE
Often tennis elbow is caused by a slight misalignment of the bones of the elbow joint. The repeated straining of the joint from even ordinary activity will cause inflammation of the surrounding tissues. Treating the inflammation with pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs will only make the problem get worse. You have to treat the cause of the inflammation. Braces may give temporary relief but I have never seen them cure the problem. Only adjusting the joint and restoring normal function will cause it to go away.

Can a chiropractor help me with my SI joint pain?

Only restoring the proper motion to an SI joint that is out of alignment will fix that problem. Chiropractors are experts at doing this.

Do chiropractic adjustments help with chronic lower back pain?

According to scientific studies, chiropractic gets the best and longest lasting result of any other treatment that is available.

Can a chiropractor help to align my back?

Without knowing more about your history and without an X-ray, it would be difficult to give you a definitive answer. Generally, there are some curvatures that can be improved with READ MORE
Without knowing more about your history and without an X-ray, it would be difficult to give you a definitive answer. Generally, there are some curvatures that can be improved with chiropractic treatment. I have helped many patients with scoliosis, but it takes persistence and commitment.

Can you suggest some medication for treating my shoulder pain?

You would do best by avoiding NSAIDS like Ibuprofen, and Acetamenophen. These are not good to treat chronic, long-term pain. They can damage you organs. You could try homeopathic READ MORE
You would do best by avoiding NSAIDS like Ibuprofen, and Acetamenophen. These are not good to treat chronic, long-term pain. They can damage you organs. You could try homeopathic remedies like Arnica Montana. There are also some very effective creams like Real Time Pain Relief, or Deep Blue Essential Oil. The best treatment is to find the cause of the pain. A good chiropractor can help you determine if your pain is due to nerve irritation, poor posture, poor muscle balance or shoulders that need to be adjusted.

I have pain in my hips due to excess weight. What can I do?

You are probably correct about the weight gain causing hip pain. The excess weight can also change the arches of the feet, making them flat, which will in turn cause knee or hip READ MORE
You are probably correct about the weight gain causing hip pain. The excess weight can also change the arches of the feet, making them flat, which will in turn cause knee or hip problems or both. The change in your center of gravity will also put new stresses on your lower back, causing subluxation and nerve irritation, which can also manifest as hip pain. Besides losing weight, have your chiropractor check your feet as well as your back.

I have pain in my back everytime I put on weight. Why does this happen?

It could be that the increased weight shifts your center of gravity forward placing greater stress on your low back. There is also a condition called spondylolisthesis that will READ MORE
It could be that the increased weight shifts your center of gravity forward placing greater stress on your low back. There is also a condition called spondylolisthesis that will cause a narrowing of the spinal canal and a pinching of the spinal cord. The increased weight can aggravate this condition. Both of these conditions can be treated without surgery or drugs through chiropractic.

Is there a way to treat back pain arising due to long sitting hours?

There are several causes of low back pain and a chiropractic exam could determine what the best treatment course would be. Until you can get help, it might be advisable for you READ MORE
There are several causes of low back pain and a chiropractic exam could determine what the best treatment course would be. Until you can get help, it might be advisable for you to work at a standing desk. Since you did not mention any leg pain, it is not likely that you have a herniated disk, although that would have to be ruled out. I would like to know if you are eventually able to stand up straight or does this prevent you from straightening at all. You might get some relief by lying on the floor with your feet in the seat of a chair or couch keeping the hips and knees bent at 90 degrees and just relaxing. While there are things that might decrease the pain, it is important to find out exactly what is going on and that would take having a thorough examination.

How can i reduce my pain due to ankle sprain?

The typical ankle sprain is an inversion sprain where the foot rolls inward. If a fracture has been ruled out, usually by having X-rays done of the foot and ankle, then an ankle READ MORE
The typical ankle sprain is an inversion sprain where the foot rolls inward. If a fracture has been ruled out, usually by having X-rays done of the foot and ankle, then an ankle adjustment could help reposition the misaligned bone and restore the proper motion to the joints of the foot. Taping or a walking boot may also help.

Why do I have a sharp knee pain?

It sounds like you might have "runners knee", this is a broad term that covers many causes. Treatments could include chiropractic adjustments of the knee, custom insoles or foot READ MORE
It sounds like you might have "runners knee", this is a broad term that covers many causes. Treatments could include chiropractic adjustments of the knee, custom insoles or foot orthotics, exercises to balance the leg muscles, adjustment of the low back and sacrum to improve nerve function to the legs and Kinesio tape.

Is it bad to suddenly stop chiropractic care?

It probably won't have an immediate negative effect, but you might ask the same question about brushing your teeth. By the time untreated spinal issues become symptomatic there READ MORE
It probably won't have an immediate negative effect, but you might ask the same question about brushing your teeth. By the time untreated spinal issues become symptomatic there can be a lot of deterioration before you feel any pain. This is similar to cavity formation and that is why we recommend regular dental visits and regular chiropractic. I am sorry about the current state of health insurance. It is causing people to have to make bad choices about their health care. That is why I offer a very affordable wellness care program for my patients who want to maintain their correction.

My mother has developed a problem of shaking hands. What could be the reason behind it?

The two most common causes are benign essential tremor and Parkinson's Disease. Parkinson's tremor often manifests with the classic "pill rolling tremor". It looks as if one is READ MORE
The two most common causes are benign essential tremor and Parkinson's Disease. Parkinson's tremor often manifests with the classic "pill rolling tremor". It looks as if one is constantly rolling a pill around in between the fingers. There are other possible causes like medication, but you should have her examined soon. If it is Parkinson's the soon she gets treatment the better.