Neck pain

Have you been looking for expert medical attention to your neck pain situation? Then look no further, as American Pain Experts are here for you.

The neck is a crucial part of the body and contrary to the assumptions of many; it is a delicate organ that requires as much attention as any other important body part. Neck pain is a condition that has been a nuisance to many and before we understand the pain we need to know what the neck is and how crucial it is to our bodies.

In anatomy the cervical spine is defined as a system that comprises of seven vertebrae that are enjoined by the discs, spinal joins as well as the ligaments. At the top it is again enjoined to the head, also known as the cranium, by means of a complex structure of cranio-cervical junction. It is the neck muscles therefore that connect the numerous anatomical areas to each other. Since it is important to sustain a complete functionality of various different neuromuscular functions that ensure mobility, a constant stability as well as the connection of the CNS to the neck, the muscular as well as the facial system are usually a complicated design around the neck area. This makes the neck muscles as important connectors that functions as connectors that assists in integration of very sensitive functions of the body like body movement, hearing, vision, balance as well as breathing.

The most occurrence of neck pain is in the seven cervical vertebrae situated in the neck area. As it is mostly the case, due to of the point and range of motion, the neck is usually left unguarded, which in turn makes it prone to injuries.

Our physicians will usually ask you to describe your pain as either:

  • dull
  • achy
  • burning
  • sharp
  • local or widespread

The type of neck pain depends majorly on the type of tissue experiencing irritation, as well as the time of onset.

If the pain radiates down the arm and you have a tingling and numb sensation, our physicians are always at the ready to provide you with specialized care including taking MRI scans, complex myofascial procedures among others. Our skilled anesthesiologists usually prefer conducting clinical diagnosis for neck pain except in very serious cases when an MRI scanning is required.

In addition, our team would use at time take differential diagnoses to determine the cause of your pain. Some examples include:

  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Degenerative disease
  • Torticollis
  • Myofasciaitis

There are various factors that cause neck pain, most of which are attributed to excessive use of computing as well as hand held devices. Some of these factors are:

  • Improper breathing stereotype
  • Improper gym workout or overuse
  • Trauma / stress factor
  • Pelvic girdle misalignment
  • Poor posture: sitting or sleeping
  • Breast implants
  • Head injuries
  • Trauma to the neck such as whiplash
  • Excessive computer work and excessive use of mobile devices

At American Pain Experts, we are focused on giving the patient the best care while treating them. In addition our experts will advise you on the best practices to take in order to prevent neck pain.

Some of them are:

  • Reduce your emotional stress
  • Practice correct lifting techniques
  • Proper use of hand held devices and computers
  • Maintaining the correct posture while standing, sitting and sleeping