Summit Pain Alliance
Pain Management Specialists located in Santa Rosa, CA & Petaluma, CA
Between arthritis, muscle strains, and pinched nerves, among other issues, your neck pain may stem from a number of things. If you suffer from neck pain, contact the expert medical team at Summit Pain Alliance in Santa Rosa or Petaluma, California, for an evaluation. Get started on your neck pain treatment as soon as possible by booking an evaluation through the website or over the phone with the office nearest you.
Neck Pain Q & A
Why do I have neck pain?
The cause of neck pain can stem from something as simple as poor posture, all the way up to a fracture or abnormal growth, which is why it’s something you should never ignore. Some of the most common causes of neck pain include:
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Neck strain, such as whiplash
- Arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis
- Pinched nerve (cervical radiculopathy)
To determine why you have neck pain, your doctor is likely going to order imaging tests, like an X-ray or MRI, in addition to conducting a comprehensive evaluation.
When should I see a doctor for neck pain?
Summit Pain Alliance practitioners are dedicated to getting to the root of why you have neck pain, so you can get started an effective pain-relieving solution. The team encourages you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible if your neck pain is:
- Associated with stiffness and limited range of motion
- Making it uncomfortable for you to fall or stay asleep
- Leading to numbness or tingling in your extremities
It’s also important to come in to Summit Pain Alliance for a neck pain evaluation if you experience muscle weakness in your arms or hands. With some forms of neck pain, you may find that it’s difficult to hold on to cups or other objects, for example.
What is the treatment for neck pain?
Your dedicated physician at Summit Pain Alliance counsels you about which neck pain treatments may be best, depending on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms.
Usually, combining any of the following therapies yields highly effective pain-relieving and healing results:
- Physical therapy
- Massage therapy
- Cortisone injections
- Short-term immobilization with a soft collar
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Specialized stretching and muscle-building exercises
Summit Pain Alliance specializes in integrative neck pain treatment plans that typically don’t require medications, so you won’t have to worry about any serious side effects. The ultimate goal is to help treat your neck pain and prevent it from coming back.
Before suffering from neck pain another day, see how the leading pain management specialists at Summit Pain Alliance can help. Book your exam at either office online or over the phone today.
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