Neck pain can have several causes. Some conditions may be the results of overuse or stress, while others may have an underlying medical condition. The physicians at Total Diagnostic and Interventional Pain in LaGrange, Georgia, are highly trained pain management doctors who can determine the root cause of your neck pain and help you find improved flexibility and movement. Call the office today or request an appointment online to learn more about neck pain treatments.
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain can be caused by many disorders and diseases. One of the most common causes of neck pain that radiates down the arm is a pinched nerve. This can happen because of the vertebrae in the neck shift out of alignment and push down directly on the nerves. Vertebrae can shift out of alignment from:
Other causes of neck pain include injury where the neck is forced past its normal range of motion such as whiplash.
What are the common symptoms of neck pain?
Neck pain is often associated with a dull ache. The pain can worsen by moving the neck or turning the head. Other symptoms commonly associated with neck pain include:
Neck pain caused by a pinched nerve can also include symptoms like facial pain, headaches, shoulder pain, and arm numbness or tingling.
How is neck pain diagnosed?
To develop a treatment plan for neck pain, the provider reviews your symptoms and medical history. They then perform a physical exam to gather more information about the severity of your neck condition.
Your provider may order diagnostic tests to determine the cause of your neck pain, such as an X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or computed tomography (CT).
What treatments can help my neck pain?
TDI Pain will create a plan to address your specific neck pain condition. It will focus on conservative or minimally invasive treatments to provide you with relief. Treatment for neck pain works on treating the nerves, muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and bones that support the neck and its related movement.
At Total Diagnostic and Interventional Pain, your provider may recommend:
Pain management specialists manage the health of the muscular and skeletal systems. Neck pain treatment focuses on restoring balance to the body, relieving the pain from pinched nerves, and maintaining alignment of the entire spine.
Call Total Diagnostic and Interventional Pain today or request an appointment online to learn more about neck pain treatments.