Neck pain can significantly limit your ability to move your head as well as prove distressingly uncomfortable. If you have persistent neck pain, Javid Baksh, DO, and Christopher Mallard, MD, at Premier Pain Solutions offer a range of effective, nonsurgical interventions that can help. Find out which treatments could work for your neck pain by contacting one of the practice’s offices, which are conveniently located in Asheville, Columbus, Southern Pines, and Wilmington, North Carolina; and Easley and Greenwood, South Carolina. Call or book an appointment online today.
Mild neck pain in your cervical spine is often a result of sleeping with your neck bent or sitting in an awkward position that irritates the tissues. These types of neck pain tend to wear off within a day or two, but a number of more serious conditions can also cause severe or chronic neck pain. The most common of these are:
Whiplash is an injury in which the weight of your head snaps your neck back and forth with force when you suddenly come to a stop. It’s most often due to auto accidents. The other conditions listed are likely to be a result of age-related wear-and-tear that causes changes in your spine and increases the risk of nerve compression.
Diagnosing the cause of your neck pain involves having a physical exam at Premier Pain Solutions, including range-of-motion tests to see how the condition is affecting the way your neck functions.
Your provider might also order diagnostic imaging tests such as X-rays or a CT or MRI scan to examine the bones, discs, and connective tissues in your neck in detail.
In a minority of cases, it’s possible that neck pain may be a symptom of conditions like meningitis or cancer that need to be ruled out.
Unless you have a severe neck injury that requires immediate surgery, Premier Pain Solutions favors conservative approaches to treating neck pain. Physical therapies, medication, therapeutic massage, and relaxation techniques can all be very effective in resolving most causes of neck pain.
Sometimes, patients require further treatments to manage chronic or more intense neck pain. Premier Pain Solutions provides a range of cutting-edge therapies to tackle persistent neck pain, including:
The treatment that’s best for you depends on factors like your age, general health, and activity goals, as well as the type of neck pain you have.
To find a solution for your neck pain, call Premier Pain Solutions today or book an appointment online.