What Are the Top Treatment Modalities for Neck Pain

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Pain located in the neck is a very common complaint, which occurs due to many reasons including trauma, inappropriate working posture, muscle strain, nerve compression, worn joints, injuries and other diseases. If you are planning to undergo neck pain treatment in Brooklyn, NYC, approach a reputable multi-specialty healthcare center where pain management physicians can make the correct diagnosis and offer effective treatment to alleviate the symptoms associated with the condition.

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What Are the Top Treatment Modalities for Neck Pain Neck pain can arise due to muscle strain nerve compression poor posture and injuries. This article lists the top treatment options for neck pain. Pain located in the neck is a very common complaint which occurs due to many reasons including trauma inappropriate working posture muscle strain nerve compression worn joints injuries and other diseases. Neck pain occurs due to discomfort in any of the specific structures in the neck which include the muscles nerves bones vertebrae joints ligaments and the discs between the bones. Any abnormality inflammation or injury can cause neck pain or stiffness. Many people experience pain or stiffness surrounding the neck area and most of the time it may not be a serious condition and can be easily relieved within a few days. However it is important to seek medical care immediately if your pain lasts for more than a week or is accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in your arms/hands or if you have shooting pain in your shoulder or down your arm. If you are planning to undergo neck pain treatment in Brooklyn NYC approach a reputable multi-specialty healthcare center where pain management physicians can make the correct diagnosis and offer effective treatment to alleviate the symptoms associated with the condition. Identify the Symptoms There are different signs and symptoms associated with this condition that range from mild to severe and therefore correct evaluation of these symptoms is essential for effective treatment. Common symptoms include - • Pain thats often worsened by holding your head in one place for long periods such as when driving or working at a computer • Sharp shooting pain • Muscle tightness and spasms • Headache • Dizziness or lightheadedness • Difficulty swallowing • Decreased ability to move your head Treatment Modalities to Reduce Neck Pain Neck pain treatment modality may vary from one person to another and depends on different factors such as patient’s age severity of symptoms and exact location of pain. Pain management doctors at a multi-specialty healthcare center would provide result-oriented treatment to manage this condition.

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✓ Chiropractic care - Chiropractic treatment helps to loosen up the joints of the vertebrae in the neck and reduce chronic pain and muscle spasms. In addition chiropractors provide specialized care to correct the overall posture and spinal alignment. ✓ Physical therapy – Physical therapy includes therapeutic exercise programs that can reduce chronic pain and stiffness around the neck. A combination of stretching strengthening and aerobic exercises helps improve posture and range of motion. ✓ Cervical epidural injections – Injected into the epidural space these help reduce inflammation around the irritated nerve and also lessen severe pain. ✓ Prescription medications – To reduce inflammation and muscle spasms associated with neck pain physicians prescribe different types of medications such as corticosteroids non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs analgesics muscle relaxants and antidepressants. ✓ Game Ready Cold Therapy Compression System - This treatment modality combines cold therapy and intermittent compression for all types of injuries and surgical recoveries. In addition to the above treatment methods there are several self-care methods which you can adopt to prevent the occurrence of neck pain. These include - staying as active as possible regularly practicing relaxation exercises practicing good body posture and avoiding body positions that strain your neck. Diagnosis of neck pain generally begins with a detailed physical examination and radiological evaluations such as X-ray MRI scan and CT scan. Based on the diagnosis these specialists may combine several non- surgical treatment modalities for effectively treating this condition. Let’s look at some of the top non- operative treatments for this condition - 718-769-2521 www.hqbk.com infohqbk.com

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