For such a small area, neck pain can have a surprising impact as it hijacks the use of your head. At Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC, Randall Berinhout, MD, Dominic Seymore, MD, and the team of pain intervention specialists understand the widespread effect that neck pain can have, and they offer noninvasive and integrative solutions that provide meaningful relief. If you’re struggling with neck pain, call the Stockbridge or Griffin, Atlanta, office to set up an appointment or use the online scheduling tool.
At the heart of your neck is your cervical spine, which consists of seven small vertebrae that are separated by cervical discs. Surrounding your cervical spine are various tendons, ligaments, and muscles that help support and move your head.
Your neck is an incredibly active area — not only does your neck have the burden of supporting your head, but it also provides passage for your central nervous system.
Given its workload, it’s little wonder that neck pain is fairly common. The most common causes of neck pain include:
Muscle strain in the neck is an increasingly common occurrence as Americans spend more time hunched over desks and staring at screens. In fact, the problem even has its own name — tech neck.
Neck pain can often stem from collision injuries that rock your head back and forth, giving you whiplash.
The discs that provide cushioning between your vertebrae can begin to weaken with age and wear-and-tear, resulting in pain and inflammation in your neck.
If your disc bulges or herniates, it leaks out a substance that can irritate sensitive nerve roots in your neck.
If the spinal canal in your neck begins to narrow, it can compress or pinch your nerves.
When a vertebra in your neck breaks or collapses, it can lead to considerable neck pain.
As you can see from this list, a host of issues can cause neck pain and limited or stiff movement.
The first order of business is to relieve your pain so that you can enjoy full use of your head again. With your pain quieted, your doctor discusses strategies and treatments for longer-term results, including:
Don’t struggle any longer with chronic neck pain. Call the pain management experts at the office nearest you to schedule an appointment or use the online scheduling feature. The team looks forward to working with you.