Neck pain is increasingly common due to the sedentary way many people live and work. Acute and chronic neck pain are much lesson common however, and persistent pain can become unmanageable or even make your daily life difficult, through a reduction in neck mobility. Most neck pain can be treated easily, with patients able to return back to their normal activities very quickly. The right help is needed to deal with prolonged neck pain however, and at the Holistic Pain Management Lab we’re perfectly positioned to offer this.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Neck pain differs for different patients. For some it is a general discomfort whereas other experience a severe aching or burning pain. Acute neck pain is defined as a sudden onset of intense pain such as a crick in the neck and is often due to trauma, tension or injury. It can also be due to muscular rheumatism.
FullNeck pain which lasts beyond three months is then defined as chronic.
Neck pain can be caused by many things, but the most common causes include:
Awkward sleeping positions
Injury or trauma such as whiplash
Soft tissue abnormalities often due to injury
Joint or spinal bone abnormalities
Overuse of computer keyboards with improper posture/seating
Diagnosing Neck Pain
Most neck pain can be diagnosed through a frank and thorough discussion of the symptoms, but further testing is sometimes necessary. At the Holistic Pain Management Lab, we will take you through a full medical assessment and examination. We will also discuss your symptoms, medical history and family medical history to rule out and consider any underlying conditions.
In some instances further testing may be necessary and we can arrange additional tests including blood tests, MRI scans, X Rays and ultrasounds, where necessary.
Treating Neck Pain
The unique nature of each individual case means treatment plans differ from patient to patient. We combine our experience in the latest medical advancements and treatments with traditional and complementary therapies to give our patients the widest range of options to alleviate their neck pain.
Once we fully understand your symptoms, pain and related conditions, your treatment plan can be put in place and may incorporate:
Access to the latest and most effective analgesics
Optional minimally invasive pain management procedures and therapies
Complementary therapy options such as acupuncture
Radio frequency treatments
Cervical epidural and joint blocks where necessary
Living free of pain should be something we all experience and with the right treatment, almost all neck pain can be alleviated.
Making an Appointment
If you are living with acute or persistent neck pain, arrange an appointment with our team today. You can get in touch today to book in your appointment at one of our clinics and we’ll arrange your initial appointment to begin assessing and treating your pain. Contact us to find out more or to make an appointment.