Neck pain can occur from the top of your shoulders to the bottom of your head. Neck pain symptoms may be mild to severe and may limit your range of motion.
Neck Pain Causes:
As we age, neck bone and joint pain can be caused by the wear and tear of tissues and joints. Neck muscles can be strained or pulled from poor posture or even from sleeping in an awkward position. Over time, normal wear and tear or arthritis can also lead to neck pain. Certain injuries can lead to bone and joint pain in the neck, as well as nerve compression in the area.
The weaker or more degenerated the tissue or joints in the neck become, the more susceptible the neck is to injury.
Age: As you age, you are more likely to have increased wear and tear on vertebrae, discs, muscles and joints. This can often lead to neck pain and arthritis.
Occupation: If your job requires you to hold your head in the same position for prolonged periods (professional driver, computer work, etc.), you may increase your risk for neck pain. The good news is that simple stretching and strengthening exercises can help you reduce your risk for neck pain.
Neck Pain Treatment Options:
There are a number of pain management treatment options that help reduce neck pain, which include:
- Osteopathic Manipulation
- Chiropractic Manipulation
- Manual Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Trigger Point Injections
- Joint Injections
- Spinal Decompression
- Medication Management
We at the Center for Advanced Medicine are committed to providing an innovative health system that is customized to the needs of the individual. Our approach is not only designed to address the cause of a patients pain and discomfort, but to return the body to its natural state of health and function. Our goal is simple: to help people feel better, age gracefully, and enjoy a more active lifestyle.