Neck Pain Solutions at Monmouth Pain
Our team of Pain Management Medical Physicians, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and Acupuncturists, work together to find the cause of your neck pain and then work hard to fix the problem. The result is long-lasting pain relief and better quality of life.
There are many causes of neck pain. One major cause is poor mechanics in the shape of the spine.
In nature, the shape of a circle, or sphere, is the strongest three-dimensional figure; geometry also posits that the circle is the strongest structural shape. This is true because when stress is distributed equally along an arc, it cannot be concentrated on any one point.
The human body is an incredible structure. It has incorporated this strongest of shapes in the neck, which was designed to curve in order to provide greater shock absorption and weight-bearing ability in order to hold up the head. When in a normal, healthy position, this cervical lordosis (neck curvature) allows the spinal cord to remain soft for a better flow of blood and nerves to the rest of the body.
Nearly two-thirds of the American population will experience neck pain at some point in their lives. Did you know that it is the third most common type of pain suffered in this country? *Neck pain can become severe enough to interfere with everyday activities and make basic movements (such as sitting or turning the head) impossible.
Some of the pain you feel may be associated with neck pain without you evening realizing it. Neck pain can cause many different symptoms that affect other parts of your body, like the head, arms, back, and muscles. Because of the strain neck pain puts on your body and the nerves that it affects this pain can trigger symptoms such as headache, inability to grasp items properly, stiffness, and many others.
Are you experiencing any of these or the following symptoms of neck pain, if so contact our neck pain clinic and speak with one of our caring staff about a free consultation. They will be able to assess your specific needs and discuss your treatment options, getting you back on the path to a life without neck pain.
Symptoms of neck pain may include any of the following but not limited to:
- Numbness or tingling in the fingers, hand, or forearm
- Stiffness and compromised range of motion
- Pain that spreads down the arm or to the upper back and shoulders
- Muscle weakness
While there are many different symptoms of neck pain, there are just as many if not more causes. Neck pain is generally caused by strain to your neck or surrounding area. This stress can be caused by poor posture, daily stress, misalignments of the spine, accidents, among many others. Another frequent cause of neck pain is herniated disks that cause pressure on the nerves. This pressure causes the signals in your spine to be off, which can, in turn, cause the pain that you are feeling.
Causes of neck pain may also be caused by:
- poor posture
- a misalignment of the spine
- auto accident injuries (including whiplash)
- sports injuries
- workplace trauma
- degenerative disc disease
- herniated discs
- spinal stenosis
- or emotional issues such as stress
No matter the cause of the pain, you are probably searching for a way to ease it. While it is tempting to take a painkiller and go about your day, this is not going to help the cause of the pain. It will reduce or even eliminate the pain for some time, and then it will return. The issue with masking the pain with painkillers is that you risk injuring your neck further. For this reason, a holistic approach is preferred.
Taking a natural approach to your neck pain means that you use one or a combination of many treatments to address the underlying cause of the pain. This could include chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, rehabilitative treatment, and many others. You have many choices for pain management and treatment, that do not have to include surgery, extensive medications, or more stress. Contact our neck pain clinic to see what we can do to help relieve your neck pain.
As you can see by our patient video testimonial, neck pain doesn’t have to be part of your everyday life.