Neck Pain Management
Neck pain can occur anywhere along your cervical spine, which runs from the bottom of your skull to your upper back. In some cases, pain from your neck can spread into your upper back and arms, and it may limit the range of motion in both your head and neck. Neck pain is a common condition, especially in patients who are over the age of 50.
Neck pain can be caused by a number of issues, from accident to illness. Getting an accurate diagnosis of the cause behind the pain is key to good neck pain management. When you come to Spine Institute of North America, our team of experts will take the time to assess your condition so that we can determine the root cause as well as work out a pain management treatment plan. With three convenient New Jersey locations in East Windsor, Marlton and East Brunswick, you’re sure to get the help you need to start living a life without neck pain.
What Is Neck Pain?
Neck pain is any discomfort or painful sensations that you experience in your neck region. This area is made up of bones, ligaments and muscles that both support your head and allow you to have a full range of motion. Injury, inflammation or abnormalities can cause stiffness or pain in the neck and limit its movement.
Neck pain is an extremely common occurrence. Most people, at some time or another, will experience pain in the neck region, usually due to poor posture or overuse. Most neck pain is not severe and ordinarily resolves in a matter of days. Even neck pain caused by a mild injury generally dissipates on its own. However, neck pain that is severe and lasts for more than a few weeks is considered chronic neck pain, and there could be an underlying condition or complication that requires medical intervention.