Neck pain is a common condition that can develop from trauma or even during the course of our ordinary, everyday lives. There are many different types of pain and a wide variety of ways to manage it, depending on the type. Visiting a qualified specialist like I. Michael Minehart, M.D. can provide support, insight, and relief. Contact Dr. Minehart today to find relief.
Neck pain may originate from joints, intervertebral discs, muscles, pinched nerves, circulation issues, sleep dysfunctions, infections, autoimmune disorders, and even malignancies. The etiology can be unlimited. Even a common cold can cause neck pain. There are many different types of pain and a wide variety of ways to manage it, depending on the type. Therefore, visiting a qualified specialist like Dr. Minehart to pinpoint the origin and cause can provide a better and more comprehensive treatment for your condition.
Almost everyone has dealt with neck pain at some point or another in their lives. Neck pain can be minor and easily dealt with, or it can be agonizing and make ordinary life tasks an almost impossible challenge. Neck pain can result from many different underlying conditions, and each requires very specific forms of treatment in order to relieve the pain.
As mentioned, there are many possible causes. Neck pain is not necessarily due to injuries or trauma. The most common form of neck pain is due to improper posture from working in the office, in front of a computer, all day long. Neck pain can also result from degenerative conditions like disc problems or osteoarthritis. Whatever the cause may be, there are multiple forms of treatment that can provide relief and improve quality of life of those suffering from neck pain.
For most individuals dealing with neck pain, surgery is a last resort. For minor neck pain, treatments include temperature therapy, physical therapy routines, or prescription medications like painkillers or muscle relaxants. For more intense neck pain, treatments include corticosteroids or traction. When the doctor recommends surgery it is most likely because the neck pain is due to a more serious underlying condition.
In some rare cases, neck pain can indicate more serious conditions such as meningitis or fibromyalgia. If you believe that your neck pain is due to something more severe, please seek medical treatment immediately.