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Neck Pain Treatment

Pain Physicians NY (in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx, NY) is one of the first practices to offer an alternative treatment for chronic neck pain. At our Pain Management center, you will get the necessary medical help and relief for your discomfort. Our specialists will help you reduce and eliminate your discomfort. There is no need to suffer at home. Make an appointment and get the help you need.

Pain Physicians are internationally recognized as some of the best Brooklyn neck pain specialists. Our facility is equipped with the most advanced equipment available in the USA.

Neck pain is one of the most common causes of chronic disability. It affects people of all genders and ages, worldwide. The causes vary from accidents due to a fall, car accidents, structural deformities of the neck vertebrae, persistent stress, and even incorrect posture. Excessive use of a computer and smartphones are a great contributor to your neck pain.

According to different studies, 10 to 15% of the population suffers from neck pain at some time during their life. The signs and symptoms usually don’t last for a long period of time. It might be accompanied by shoulder and arm pain, numbness, and a tingling sensation, loss of strength of the arms, etc.

Your neck needs to carry the weight of your head. This is about 11 to 15 pounds from the morning until you go to bed. Imagine how much pressure you put on the small bones of the neck. Add constant rotation the weight of your head and it’s no wonder so many people experience aches.

The normal human head weighs around 11 to 15 pounds. When your neck is at 15 degrees, your bones are supporting 27 pounds. When your neck is in a flexion position at 60 degrees, the total weight that your neck has to support gets around 60 pounds. Usually, your neck is at a 60-degree angle when you’re using your phone or computer.

The most common neck pain causes are:

• Cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
• Degenerative disc disease
• Cancer
• Direct impact injuries
• Whiplash
• Herniated disc
• Arthritis of the Cervical Spine

Neck Pain Treatment
Your neck pain can ruin your day. You should take your signs and symptoms seriously and get the necessary relief. You should get immediate medical help when your pain:

• Gets worse as hours or days pass by
• Spreads down your arms, on one or both sides
• Is accompanied by numbness and a tingling sensation
• Makes you nauseous
• Causes headaches that tend to get worse over time
• Occurs after an injury or fall

In most cases, neck pain is relieved by home treatment and self-care. You can also find relief from over the counter painkillers. Ice packs at the initial stage followed by the application of heat in later stages are recommended. Bed rest, a reduction of physical activity, and sometimes even immobilization of the neck with a cervical collar are necessary.