Neck Pain Types of Diagnoses and Conditions
At Kennedy Health, we diagnose and treat various neck pain conditions, including:
Muscle Strain or Sprain
Overexertion, poor posture, or sudden movements can lead to muscle strains or sprains in the neck, causing acute pain and limited mobility.
This condition occurs when a nerve root in the cervical spine becomes compressed or inflamed, resulting in radiating pain, tingling, or weakness in the neck, shoulder, arm, or hand.
Cervical Disc Herniation
When the cervical discs protrude or rupture, they can compress spinal nerves, leading to pain, numbness, and weakness in the neck, shoulders, arms, or hands.
Age-related wear and tear of the cervical spine can lead to the development of bone spurs, disk degeneration, and the narrowing of the spinal canal, causing chronic neck pain and stiffness.
Pain Management Symptoms Associated with Neck Pain
Neck pain can present a variety of symptoms, including:
Pain and Stiffness
Acute or chronic pain in the neck region, which may radiate to the shoulders, upper back, or arms.
Neck pain can often be accompanied by tension headaches or migraines.
Numbness or Tingling
Sensations of numbness, tingling, or weakness that may radiate into the shoulders, arms, or hands.
Limited Range of Motion
Difficulty moving the neck or experiencing reduced flexibility and mobility.
Painful muscle contractions in the neck area.
Pain Management Treatment Options
At Kennedy Health, we offer a range of effective treatment options to alleviate neck pain:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants, or pain medications may be prescribed to manage pain and reduce inflammation.
Our experienced physical therapists design personalized exercise programs to improve neck strength, flexibility, and posture, providing relief and preventing further issues.
Chiropractic adjustments and spinal manipulations can help realign the spine, relieve nerve pressure, and reduce neck pain.
Skilled massage therapists use various techniques to relax tense muscles, improve blood circulation, and reduce pain in the neck area.
Heat and Cold Therapy
Applying heat or cold packs to the neck can help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and promote relaxation.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
TENS therapy involves the use of low-voltage electrical currents to relieve pain by stimulating nerves and promoting the release of endorphins.
Our experts provide guidance on maintaining proper posture and ergonomic adjustments to prevent further strain on the neck.
In some cases, targeted injections, such as corticosteroid injections or nerve blocks, may be recommended to provide localized pain relief and reduce inflammation.
In rare cases where conservative treatments are ineffective, surgical options may be considered for specific neck conditions.
Our medical professionals will perform a thorough evaluation and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. By addressing the underlying causes of your neck pain, we strive to provide effective relief and restore your neck’s health.
Don’t let neck pain limit your daily activities and hinder your quality of life. Contact Kennedy Health today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward finding effective neck pain relief through our specialized services. Trust our expertise and experience to help you regain a pain-free and mobile neck.