Neck pain is almost as common as back pain. Ranging from the size of pillow to the amount of typing you do in a day, there can be a number of causes behind neck pain. At My Pain Clinic, we try to diagnose these causes in order to offer a customized and complete solution for the problem. We have a systematic approach that helps us analyze each patient and their problem and create a treatment plan that ensures long-term and quicker relief from the pain.
Many people might suffer from back pain and neck pain at the same time. Depending on the reason behind the pain, it is sometimes possible to treat both the issues with one treatment plan.
The Symptoms – Finding the Root
My Pain Clinic believes that proper diagnosis is the key to best treatment. Just like in the case of back pain, neck pain can also be caused by either a spinal problem or a non spinal related issue. While we are mentioning some of the common issues, we strictly recommend a proper tests and consultancy session with your physician.
Spinal Problems Leading To Neck Pain
- Radiculopathy – Pain is caused by sciatica, a condition when a nerve is pinched, usually due to a herniated or slipped disk.
- Myofascial Pain – This sore pain is usually caused by poor posture especially in people with sedentary jobs.
- Spinal Stenosis – It is a lower body pain caused by the narrowing of nerve opening around the spinal cord or nerve root.
- Tendon, Ligament and Soft Tissue Pain –Pain caused by overuse or stretching of the muscles in the affected area.
- Spinal Instability – A tingling sensation caused by an injury that results in increased movement between the vertebras.
Non-Spinal Causes of Neck Pain
- Pain imitating a neck injury
- Shoulder and elbow injuries
- Gall bladder disease
- Repetitive Strain Injury
Most of these problems are common with people who work at computers or enjoy a sedentary lifestyle.
The Treatment – A Three Phase Cure
We understand that for each symptom or cause, neck pain should be treated differently. From medicine to exercise, everything changes from patient to patient. However, using our experience and expertise, we have created a systematic approach that provides us the optimum path to treat and manage your pain.
The three phases of My Pain Clinic’s treatment approach are as follows:
Analysis and Early Treatment
In the very first phase, we use various diagnostic tools including X-Rays, MRI, CT Scans,Ultrasound and EMG/NCV to diagnose the root cause of the problem you are suffering from. After proper diagnosis we create a personalize treatment plan for you that may include medications and injections to provide relief from your pain as well as recommendation for physical therapy/Rehabilitation.
Once we understand the problem and your pain is reduced through our initial treatment, we help you do exercises that are specifically selected to help you improve strength and flexibility. This is the phase that will put you back on the road to recovery.
We go one step ahead to prevent the reoccurrence of the problem for our patient. We will provide you with a personalized pain management plan to follow. Our experts will help you improve your lifestyle and adopt changes that will prevent further neck injury.
If neck pain is causing discomfort and disturbing your everyday work or leisure activities, call us and let us help you get back to your normal and pain free life.