Neck Pain

There are a number of treatments and operations that can be done to help fix the issue. Our doctors have an excellent method of confirming what kind of diagnosis fits your pain.

In the case of utility, there are not many more versatile parts of the body than the neck. It is used for support, coordination, and simply hosting some of the more vital passageways in the body. That is why it is so important to know exactly what kind of issue you are experiencing if you have neck pain. It could be nothing, but it could also be very severe. This webpage is dedicated to giving you the most insightful perspective on neck pain and what kind of diagnosis you could expect. North Houston Spine and Sports Medicine are always here to bring our clients into the loop and keep them aware.

What Are The Symptoms?

As is the case for most examinations, one of the best ways to tell what kind of problem you have is by cross-checking the pain with the location and the type. If you are experiencing a strain, with lack of motion, it could be one thing. If you are feeling any sharp stinging, numbness or radiating pain, then it could be another thing entirely. That is why it’s important to speak with your doctor about what kind of words they are looking for and how to describe your pain. For example, if it is lack of motion and a sprain, you may be experiencing the aftermath of whiplash. This is a condition caused by intense rapid back and forth movements that can strain and stretch the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your neck. On the other hand, if there is radiating pain stinging, or numbness, you could be dealing with a damaged nerve. Other cases can consist of losing feeling in your arms, too. If this occurs, you need to see a doctor immediately. There are many possible anomalies that it could be, and this is why it’s very important to tell your doctor how it feels and how long it has been feeling that way.

What Could Be Causing My Neck Pain?

As mentioned earlier, it could be the result of whiplash or nerve damage. However, there are other possibilities, too. For instance, it can be caused by osteoarthritis, herniated discs, and diseases such as cancer or meningitis. When in the case of arthritis, it is a case of weakened cartilage between the bones. When they wear down, it becomes dangerous for the bones. In order to know how to treat your problem, the doctor must diagnose you.

What Can I Do To Prevent It?

There are a number of treatments and operations that can be done to help fix the issue. Yet, if you haven’t been hurt, or are looking to avoid creating a recurring problem, there are steps you can take.

 

Good Posture is a great way of strengthening your muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It can also reinforce your bodies ability to heal and generate the proper flow of nutrients throughout the body.

Adjusting chairs, desks and tables is also one way of helping because it doesn’t force you to bend over for a majority of the time spent working. Especially if this is your office chair, you’ll need to make it as supportive as possible.

Don’t talk with your phone on your shoulder because it can pinch your nerves or strain your muscle and cause longer bouts of pain or irritation if you don’t keep proper form.

Carry lighter loads with more support so that you’re not putting all of the weight on your shoulders or on one side of the neck. This will help you strengthen your muscles without overcompensating them.

Sleeping in better positions can help you instill better posture and wake up without being pained or strained.

Chiropractic Work Can Help!

Our doctors have an excellent method of confirming what kind of diagnosis fits your pain. They can coordinate proper plans of rehabilitation and decompression techniques that can mitigate or even cure your pain. Don’t be afraid to try a less conventional method, we have been proven to get results! Our team will give you a free consultation and take your concerns to heart. If there is something we can do to make your daily life easier, we would be happy to oblige. Come and see us today!