Our neck performs many critical functions. Not only does it support and provide mobility for the head, but it also protects the nerves that connect the brain and the body. We often take our necks for granted until we experience pain or immobility. Neck pain is a common condition that we see in our clinic, and it can take many forms. Symptoms of neck pain include tingling, sharp pain, stiffness, trouble turning the head, numbness, and even headaches or migraines.
Neck pain may result from an inflamed nerve, joint arthritis or disc degeneration. Some causes of neck pain include sports injuries, trauma from accidents, poor posture or sleeping in a position that strains the neck. More serious causes of neck pain are osteoarthritis, herniated discs, myelopathy and stenosis.
Although many cases of neck pain resolve on their own with a little ice and rest, chronic neck pain is something that needs to be evaluated by a physician. Physical therapy is often an option that can expedite recovery. Regenerative treatment options offer a new solution for those looking for relief from chronic neck pain. Schedule a consultation if you would like to know what we can do to help you heal your chronic neck pain.