What Does My Neck Pain Mean?
It is difficult to tell the true cause of neck pain without a complete medical evaluation. Causes can range from recent trauma to progressive spinal conditions depending on your history and health.
If you are also experiencing tingling or numbness in your extremities, it may indicate a more serious condition. Some conditions like cervical disc tears can put pressure on the nerves in your cervical spine, causing these associated symptoms.
Do you have any of these symptoms and want to get a diagnosis for your neck pain? We have a quick and easy tool to help gather some information from you to help us determine what your problem is and get you on the road to recovery.
What is the Right Treatment for Me?
Treatment options for neck pain can range from physical therapy and medication to surgeries such as cervical discectomy or fusion. More advanced treatments like cervical artificial disc replacement are also used for more serious conditions.
OLSS provides a wide range of treatment options and because our doctors are the most experienced and best trained in treating spinal conditions we are able to perform many advanced treatments other practices are unable to offer.
The real question is: What treatment is best to treat your neck pain? Use our Treatment Match tool to quickly get started in finding the right treatment for you.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
The neck is a flexible part of our body that supports the weight of our head, so it is sensitive to injuries that cause chronic pain and strict motion. The common causes of neck pain include:
- Whiplash– a neck injury due to forceful and rapid back and forth movement on the neck. Rear-end collisions and sports often result in whiplash injury.
- Disease– Rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis, and cancer can cause chronic neck pain.
- Worn Joints– Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage between the bones to deteriorate. Then the bones spur affecting the joint movement and causing pain.
- Muscle strains– are caused by hunching over, looking down your phone, or having a similar motion for a long time can trigger muscle strains.
Orthopedic Neck Specialists Near Me
If you believe you are experiencing chronic pain, do not avoid seeking proper medical treatment. Here at Orthopedic & Laser Spine Surgery, we have a group of doctors who know how to help you feel better. Begin your treatment now by scheduling an appointment with us today! Check our location site to see what areas we serve in Florida.