Neck Pain2019-08-18T22:02:14-04:00

Neck Pain Treatment

Pain is a direct result of compressed nerves and a weakening of the discs and muscles surrounding the spine.

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Neck Pain Treatment

Dr. Heather Lambert explains where neck pain comes from and what Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine can do to relieve neck pain in Summerville, and Mount Pleasant, SC.
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Neck Pain Relief Is Available

Neck Pain | At some point in life, we’ve all dealt with a stiffness or soreness in our neck. This pain usually solves itself within a day or two but if the pain does not go away, it can be an indication of something more severe and lead to significant pain in the neck. The occasional neck pain can quickly lead to a tingling sensation in the arms or hands or even headaches and migraines.

Living with neck pain can cause challenges in all areas of life. Some of the pain may come from pore posture, improper stretching before a workout, lack of proper neck support while sleeping or other impromptu movements can pinch or irritate the nerves in the neck. The pain may dull in nature or be a sharp, stabbing sensation. It may feel worse when moving your head, rolling your head or looking to the left or right.

Different Types Of Conditions That Cause Neck Pain

Neck Pain relief is possible. There is a non-surgical treatment option that may help reduce your neck pain and related symptoms. Listed below are some of the different types of neck (cervical) conditions that our board-certified practitioners treat at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine:

  • Cervical intervertebral disc injuries that don’t require surgery
  • Cervical sprain injuries
  • Degenerative joint syndrome of the neck (eg, facet joints)
  • Facet joint sprain
  • Whiplash
  • Text Neck

Treating Neck Pain

Our licensed providers can diagnose your condition and find the root cause of your neck pain. We take important factors into consideration, such as patient history and xrays to put together a personalized care plan to treat the root cause of your neck pain. Neck pain may be treated with a combination of physiotherapy, anti-inflammatory agents, a massage or chiropractic care. If none of these methods are helpful, other measures can be discussed. You should never ignore neck pain or delay treatment. This could cause the pain in your neck to worsen and treatment to be more involved.

Benefits of An Integrative Approach To Treat Neck Pain

  • Avoid Surgery and Medications

  • Achieve Lasting Relief From Neck Pain

  • A Customized Care Plan To Treat The Pain in Your Neck

  • Treat The Root Cause Of Your Neck Pain Rather Than Mask The Symptoms

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FAQ

What Causes Neck Pain?2019-08-11T22:19:58-04:00

There are many factors that could be contributing to your neck pain. Some common causes of neck pain include:

  • Muscle tightness or strain
  • Bone spurs or worn out joints
  • Pinched nerves
  • Injuries
  • Poor Posture
  • Diseases
When Should I See A Doctor About My Neck Pain?2019-08-11T22:24:59-04:00

Neck pain can come and go. If your neck pain goes away after a day or two and doesn’t return, you probably do not need to see a doctor. If you have recurring neck pain or the pain in your neck does not go away, you should see a doctor. You should never ignore or prolong neck pain treatment. This could cause your neck pain to get worse and treatment to be more intense.

Contact your doctor if your neck pain:

  • Is severe
  • Lingers for several days without relief
  • You feel tingling in your arms or legs
  • You experience headaches, numbness or weakness
How Can I Prevent Neck Pain?2019-08-11T22:30:03-04:00

Neck pain can usually be attributed to poor posture or wear and tear over time. To help prevent neck pain, preserve the natural curves in your neck and keep your head over your shoulders. The following will certainly help prevent neck pain:

  • Practice Good Posture
  • Don’t sit for long periods of time, take breaks often
  • Adjust your monitor, chair, arm rests and desk as needed
  • Use headphones, avoid holding your phone with your shoulder
  • Quit smoking
  • Avoid toting heavy bags over your shoulder
  • Practice good sleep posture
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