Neck and shoulder pain

Neck pain and discomfort of any kind can significantly limit your daily activities and make your life miserable.

Symptoms of neck pain can range from moderate to severe and debilitating. Neck pain can limit your range of motion and negatively impact your ability to do daily tasks and enjoy life. If you’re experiencing chronic discomfort, see your doctor right away.

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Neck pain is common among people who spend long hours sitting down at a desk. It is caused when muscles become tight and stiff due to prolonged periods of time spent hunched over a keyboard. This type of posture puts stress on the spine and may lead to muscle spasms.  Neck pain is also often caused by muscle strain, arthritis, or even a slipped disc. It may feel like a dull ache or sharp pain. Sometimes, people experience neck pain when sleeping because the muscles relax, and the spine becomes unstable.  Neck pain can also be caused when your discs slip out of place and press against the spinal cord or nerves. This causes inflammation and irritation which leads to pain.

Neck pain is often caused by injuries, such as whiplash after a car accident, or by medical conditions, such as arthritis, scoliosis (curvature of the spine), spinal stenosis (narrowing of the space around the spinal cord), degenerative disc disease (wear and tear on the discs between vertebrae), or spondylosis (degeneration of the joints). The only way to know what the causes are (and the proper cure) is to visit a neck-pain specialist.

Neck pain is a very common problem. In fact, many people suffer from neck pain every day. This condition affects both adults and children.
Whether it is a dull ache or a pinching, neck issues are aggravating, to say the least. They are one of the most common reasons why people have difficulty coping with everyday activities.

Some of the symptoms can include:

  • Difficulty with driving, concentrating, and turning of the neck
  • Muscle aches and knots
  • Numbness in the shoulders, arms, and hands
  • Shooting or stabbing pain
  • Weakness in the neck, shoulders, and hands

What causes back and neck pain?

Even with today’s technology, pinpointing the exact source of back and neck pain remains a challenge. All or some of the following may be to blame for back and neck pain:

  • Stress on the muscles and ligaments that support your neck or the effects of aging can lead to vertebral degeneration.
  • Infection
  • Tumors and bone spurs are examples of malignant development
  • Increased weight on your spine and disc pressure caused by poor posture
  • Tension in the muscles
  • Strain and sprains from falls or car accidents
  • Torn ligaments and muscles
  • Arthritis and other debilitating joint conditions
  • Pinched nerve and protruding or ruptured (slipped) disk
  • Compression of the nerves from spurs and arthritis
  • Your vertebrae and bones may have congenital abnormalities that were present at birth.

What can I do for neck pain?

Consult one of our Neck Pain Relief Specialists!

Light stretching activities and icing can temporarily diminish the superficial symptoms of neck pain. However, if the condition persists or gets worse, it is imperative to seek medical attention. Many problems, such as degenerative disc disease or herniated discs, are not most effectively treated without professional intervention.

Johnson Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest level of care for patients suffering from neck pain allowing them to enjoy a much higher quality of life. Our goal is to restore the use of the neck’s spinal joints and muscles while alleviating any troublesome symptoms. Our specialists use non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures to make these changes possible.

What is the best treatment for neck pain?

Johnson Medical Center uses a range of regenerative and rehabilitative practices for neck pain conditions. These processes promote natural recovery compared to traditional or surgical interventions. While each technique is distinct, they take advantage of the body’s own mechanisms of rehabilitation. Typically, patients with neck pain problems can avoid surgery and still experience a much higher quality of life.

Learn more about the treatment options available at Johnson Medical Center-and how we can alleviate your neck pain with a courtesy consultation today.