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Neck Pain/Injury

Neck Pain/Injury

What Causes Neck Pain?

Neck pain can originate from a number of causes such as neck muscle strains, worn joints, cervical nerve compression, diseases, or injuries. Neck injuries can occur at any time for a variety of reasons, but such factors as your age and occupation can make neck pain more likely.

Neck pain can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease. Examples include prolonged straining (looking up or down), sleeping in an uncomfortable position, stress, chiropractic manipulation or wearing heavy necklaces.

 

Neck Pain Conditions

  • Common causes of neck pain include:

    • Neck Strain due to poor posture or extended use of the computer
    • Neck Injury including Whiplash, Sports injuries and car accidents
    • Arthritis of the neck
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Muscle Spasm
    • Nerve Impingement
    • Cervical Disc Herniation (Herniated discs in the neck)
    • Cervical Sprain/Strain
  • What is Whiplash?

    Whiplash occurs when the head moves suddenly from severe impact, such as during a car crash. Whiplash can cause neck pain, upper back pain, shoulder pain, tight muscles, and burning or tingling sensations in your neck or upper back. Most cases of whiplash can be treated with non-surgical methods that help relieve pain and restore mobility. If you have ever been in a car accident or been involved with contact sports, you may have at one point experienced whiplash or whiplash-like symptoms. Whiplash is an injury of the cervical spine that causes neck pain.

    Whiplash occurs as a result of the cervical spine being hyperextended, or pushed beyond its normal range of motion. This can injure the vertebrae, tissues and muscles of the neck, which in turn can cause symptoms to appear either right after the accident occurs, or within several days of the incident. If you are ever involved in an accident and you feel neck pain, we highly recommended seeking a Neck Pain Doctor immediately to avoid further injury.

  • When do I seek Neck Pain Treatment?

    Some people who experience neck pain dismiss it as a short-term annoyance, yet you should seek medical, neck pain if you are experiencing:

    • Neck pain that affects your daily life
    • Numbness or loss of strength in your arms or hands
    • Change in bladder or bowel habits
    • Inability to touch your chin to your chest
    • Shooting pain into your shoulder or arm

    At Alleviate, personalized neck pain treatment plans are designed for each individual patient by our expert neck pain doctors. Once in the office, a pain specialist will examine you and check for tenderness in your neck, range of motion and numbness or weakness by assessing whether a nerve has been pinched.
    Alleviate offers a wide variety of non-surgical neck pain treatments including; Physical therapy, Facet injections and Trigger Point Injections.

  • What do I do next?

    The first step in the treatment of your neck pain is to make an appointment to see a Neck Pain Doctor at Alleviate for a diagnosis and to learn your neck pain treatment options.

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