At some point in life, most will experience some form of neck discomfort. However, if you notice persistent pain in your neck, you may need the assistance of a specialist.
Your spine pain can be treated by a specialist. Our team of spine experts at OrthoNeuro offers many techniques to relieve pain and has helped thousands.
You owe it to yourself to at least find out the cause of your pain. Contact one of our offices in Columbus, OH today!
What Causes Neck Pain?
Neck pain is a common problem that can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Strain or tension in neck muscles due to poor posture
- Ligament or tendon damage
- Spinal arthritis
- Slipped, bulging, or herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
The following underlying conditions may also cause back and neck pain:
- Cervical spinal stenosis
- Spinal bone spurs
- Cervical radiculopathy (a pinched nerve in your cervical spine)
- Ankylosing spondylosis
- Spinal fractures
- Facet joint disease
What Are Some Symptoms Associated with Neck Pain?
Some symptoms that are associated with neck pain may include:
- Muscle spasms
Thankfully, most neck discomfort will diminish on its own after rest and some temporary modifications to your physical activity.
In some cases, neck pain can also be accompanied by symptoms such as numbness or tingling in your shoulders, arms, or hands. This may be a sign of a more serious condition, and you should see a doctor immediately.
Qualifications of Severe Chronic Pain
Your neck discomfort may qualify as chronic neck pain if your pain does not subside after a few weeks and it begins to interfere with your daily activities. If this sounds like what you are experiencing, you should seek the expertise of one of our board-certified spine specialists at OrthoNeuro to determine the underlying cause of your discomfort.
Chronic neck pain can be the result of damage to your spinal discs or vertebrae. If left untreated, this could even lead to conditions that are usually associated with lower back issues, such as sciatica.
How Is Acute Pain Different?
Acute pain is different because it is often caused by a one-time event, such as a car accident (for example, whiplash can strain the soft tissues of your neck), and tends to heal within several days to weeks. It can often be treated with over-the-counter medications or physical therapy.
How Is Neck Pain Diagnosed?
Neck pain is usually diagnosed after a doctor reviews your medical history and conducts a physical examination. Imaging tests such as X-rays, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), or CT scans may also be ordered to help diagnose the cause of the discomfort.
How Is Neck Pain Treated?
At OrthoNeuro, we offer the latest in non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment techniques for neck pain, including:
- Physical therapy
- Medication (NSAIDs and muscle relaxants)
- Injection therapy
- Interventional pain management
- Minimally invasive spinal surgery
- Complex spinal surgery
Our goal is to treat your neck pain as conservatively as possible. However, if your pain does not respond to conservative treatments, then surgery may be recommended.
OrthoNeuro is privileged to have a multidisciplinary spine team comprising board-certified pain management specialists, spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, and physical therapists. These specialists have advanced training for treating back and neck pain.
They will collaborate to provide the best treatment plan tailored to your unique condition and lifestyle.
Our expert team of doctors at OrthoNeuro has helped thousands with neck pain return to an active lifestyle. Why not join them? Schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Greater Columbus to have your neck pain addressed today!
Make an Appointment with an OrthoNeuro Spine Surgeon Today!
If you have been experiencing chronic neck pain, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Spine Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus.
We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of treatment is best for you.
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If you live with chronic back or neck pain, contact OrthoNeuro in Columbus, Ohio, for state-of-the-art diagnosis and personalized spine care treatment plans to heal your spine, relieve your pain, and help you get back to your regular activities.
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