What is neck pain?
Neck pain is discomfort at or near the tissues and joints in your neck. It might result from wear-and-tear associated with age, an injury, or a pinched nerve.
Neck pain can make playing sports, working at a computer, reading, and driving feel uncomfortable. Neck pain treatment at Spinal Stenosis and Disc Center, Inc. offers you relief.
What are the symptoms of neck pain?
Some common symptoms of neck pain include:
- Mild, moderate, or severe discomfort
- Pain that increases while driving or working at a computer
- Decreased range of motion
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle tightness
If you suffer from neck pain that doesn’t get better over time or is severe, see the team at Spinal Stenosis and Disc Center, Inc. for an evaluation.
What causes neck pain?
If you experience neck pain, it might be due to one or more of the following causes:
- Herniated disc
- Nerve compression
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal misalignment
- Disc degeneration
- Muscle spasms
- Genetic disorders
You might experience neck pain from overuse injuries, sports injuries, falling down, or being in an automobile accident. Sometimes the cause of neck pain isn’t entirely clear.
How is neck pain diagnosed?
To find the root cause of neck pain, the spine specialist will complete a thorough physical exam and comprehensive verbal history about your symptoms and medical history.
Dr. Le or Dr. Morgan might use blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or electromyography to diagnose your condition and develop a treatment.
How is neck pain treated?
To treat neck pain and restore your quality of life, Dr. Le or Dr. Morgan might recommend:
Using a series of manual spinal manipulations, Dr. Le or Dr. Morgan can realign your spine to relieve tension, nerve pressure, and pain.
Spinal Stenosis and Disc Center, Inc. uses advanced technology for non-surgical spinal decompression, or spinal traction, to reduce neck discomfort.
Massage and Myofascial release
Massage therapy and myofascial release techniques use soft tissue manipulation to stimulate blood flow and relieve muscle tension, nerve pain, and chronic neck discomfort.
Dr. Le or Dr. Morgan shows you strength and flexibility exercises that strengthen tissues in your neck and back, increase range of motion, reduce pain, and prevent re-injury.
In severe cases when inflammation is inhibiting the healing process, Dr. Le or Dr. Morgan may recommend steroid injections. Steroid injections can reduce inflammation and discomfort associated with spondylolisthesis.
Applying ice to your neck or wearing a neck brace can alleviate neck discomfort, reduce inflammation, and prevent reinjury.
Don’t live with chronic or severe neck pain when noninvasive treatments are available at Spinal Stenosis and Disc Center, Inc. Read our article on neck pain. Book your next appointment by phone or online today.