Treatments to Relieve Your Neck Pain

For such a small area, any pain that develops in your neck can cast a wide net over your life. Not only is the pain uncomfortable, you’re unable to see and hear properly if you can’t turn your head, which makes finding relief a top priority.

To help, the extensive team of medical professionals here at Broward Specialty Group includes pain management specialists who focus on providing relief for those who are in pain.

In the following, we take a look at how neck pain can develop, and what we can do to help you enjoy pain-free movement again.

Your neck, at a glance

To fully appreciate the many problems that can affect your neck, it’s important to understand the anatomy of this small area. At its foundation, your neck contains your cervical spine — the seven small vertebrae that connect your skull to the rest of your backbone.

Providing support for these vertebrae are soft tissues, such as ligaments, tendons, muscles, cartilage, and intervertebral discs.

Given all the components in your neck, your pain can develop in any one of these areas, which can affect the overall function of your neck. 

Common causes of neck pain

To give you an idea of the many reasons why you may experience discomfort or stiffness in your neck, here's a look at some of the more common causes of neck pain:

To determine the root cause of your neck pain, we first need to fully evaluate the problem. To do this, we review your symptoms, perform a physical exam, and use advanced imaging to get a closer look at the internal structures of your neck.

Treating your neck pain

Deciding which treatment is best for your neck pain depends upon what we find during your examination. Rest assured, we offer a wide range of solutions that address all of the problems we listed above.

To start, we typically recommend turning to more conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, rest, and bracing.

Should your neck pain persist, we can treat the problem more aggressively with interventional therapies that are designed to disrupt the pain signaling in your neck, including:

We also offer regenerative medicine, which is designed to help speed up the healing and repair of the soft tissues in your neck.

If your neck pain stems from a compression fracture, we may recommend a surgical solution called kyphoplasty, which helps to restore height to your affected vertebra.

To get to the bottom of your neck pain and find relief, contact one of our three offices in Coconut Creek, Delray Beach, or Pompano Beach, Florida, to set up an appointment with one of our pain management specialists.

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