It can appear as a simple, nagging pain in the neck as millions of people experienced neck pain at some points of their life. Most of the neck pain episodes get better with time and can be addressed with non-surgical treatments but there are some which may lead to serious complications. Neck pain may be caused by a strain from poor posture or even osteoarthritis.
Signs and symptoms
- Muscle tightness and spasm
- Persistent pain that leads to headache
- Persistent pain in the neck without relief
- Shooting pain down the arm or shoulder
- Numbness in the arm or hand
- Lack of appetite
- Weakness in the limbs
Note: these are just a few signs and symptoms provided for informational purposes. Do not attempt self-diagnosis based on this list.
While it may be a physical strain on the neck, persistent neck pain might require professional attention for diagnosis and treatment. Pain relieving or muscle relaxant medication might be prescribed for pain relief. Depending on the severity of the pain and cause, the doctor may encourage therapy or even surgery to help with the pain. Steroid injections may be advised to help relieve the pain.
Northern Neurology Specialties, Dr. Jill Bressler – Experts You Can Trust for Neck Pain Treatment
Let us help to provide an accurate diagnosis for your neck pain. Once diagnostics are completed, we can advise you of treatment options and from there put your treatment plan in place. Whenever possible, Dr. Bressler will help you with traditional medical care, mild pain management and refer you for physical rehabilitation as well as potential, homeopathic interventions . Contact us to talk about your neck pain and let us begin to work together on a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.