New Jersey Neck Pain Doctors
Millions of Americans experience neck pain every day. There are different types of neck pain, such as chronic pain and acute pain, and are caused by different conditions. The causes may include injuries, inflammation, or medical abnormalities. The neck is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the torso. Bones, ligaments, and muscles work together to support your head and facilitate motion. Cervical disks help absorb shock between the bones. Neck pain that is felt occasionally is usually not serious and resolves on its own in a matter of days. This can be due to overuse, muscle strain, poor posture, or sleeping in an uncomfortable position.
Neck pain can also be caused by injuries, ranging from athletic injuries to construction injuries, or injuries suffered from a vehicular accident. This type of neck pain normally requires medical attention and downtime but goes away after the body has recovered from the injury. Recurring neck pain that is not the result of direct stress or injury is likely due to an underlying medical condition. These include conditions such as:
- Arthritis: causes pain and swelling of joints and bone spurs. Can also cause pain in the neck area.
- Osteoporosis: leads to weak bones which may incur fractures in the neck area, leading to pain
- Fibromyalgia: A condition that leads to muscular pain throughout the body, including the neck area.
- Congenital abnormalities and other medical conditions
Regardless of the nature or severity of your neck pain, a physician will assess your physical condition and evaluate your medical history in order to properly diagnose and treat your neck pain. This may include performing several medical examinations such as blood tests, x-rays, MRIs, and more. Depending on your diagnosis and test results, you may be referred to a specialist or given the following treatment options:
- Pain Medication
- Physical Therapy
- Steroid Injections
- Muscle Relaxants
- Neck Support Devices
- Back Braces
- Hospital Treatment/Surgery
Garden State Pain Control has board certified physicians who can help you experience relief from your neck pain. Our pain treatments and procedures help provide pain relief for various chronic conditions affecting the neck area. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or for more information.