Neck pain is extremely common and a frequent reason for visits to a doctor. It can occasionally occur secondary to an injury or trauma although most commonly without a specific cause. Pain could be secondary to a muscle strain, joint inflammation, or a pinched nerve due to a bad disc.
SYMPTOMS OF NECK PAIN
Pain can be isolated to the neck region itself. It can radiate into the scalp and may be associated with headaches. Some patients will describe pain radiating into the shoulder blades and mid-back area. If the nerve inflammation or stenosis is significant, patients may experience pain, numbness, and even weakness in the arms and/or hands.
CAUSES OF NECK PAIN
Neck pain may be secondary to an accident, degenerative disease, or nerve damage. Pain may be isolated to the neck or it may radiate. Patients may experience pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling ranging from the neck itself into the scalp, shoulder blades, or down the arms and into the hands. If there is compression of the nerves, pain and weakness may be significant. An MRI, CT, or EMG may be necessary to determine the source of neck pain.
TREATMENT OF NECK PAIN
Non-surgical treatment options may include but are not limited to trigger point injections, epidurals, facet injections, nerve blocks, medications, pain management laser therapy, scrambler therapy, and physical therapy. An MRI, CT, or EMG may be necessary to better determine the source of pain and optimal treatment.
Neck pain is common. Injury or trauma can be the cause but not normally. Regardless, it is important to seek treatment from a board-certified spine physician. Whether your neck pain was caused by a car accident, injury, a pinched nerve, bad disc, stenosis, or arthritis, the Non-Surgical Spine Center offers a multitude of effective non-surgical treatment options.
NON-SURGICAL SPINE CENTER
Non-Surgical Spine Center was established with the mission of providing patients and clinicians a non-surgical alternative in the treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain. Utilizing the most current and innovative diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, our group offers patients a multitude of options for improving daily function and quality of life while significantly decreasing levels of pain. If you are experiencing hip pain, feel free to contact our office at 843-856-9669 or at our contact page.