The feeling of waking up with a stiff or painful neck might be familiar to you, but neck pain that doesn’t go away with minimal home care and time could indicate a deeper issue. The team at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine in Westfield and West Orange, New Jersey, evaluates your neck pain and provides non-surgical or regenerative treatments when necessary. To get back to full neck mobility and painlessness, call Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine today.
Pain or stiffness in your neck occurs when the ligaments, tendons, or muscles in your neck become inflamed. There are many possible causes of neck pain, and it isn’t always a serious issue. However, going through your day without being able to freely move your neck is difficult and inconvenient.
Of the numerous possible causes of neck pain, some are more easily identifiable than others. If you choose to pursue treatment for your neck pain, the team at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine comprehensively evaluates your neck’s mobility and the level of pain that you feel. They may also order on-site X-ray imaging or an MRI scan to view the inner structures of your upper spine and neck.
Possible causes of your neck pain include:
Accidents and overuse often result in muscle strains, which are a very common type of injury that typically isn’t serious. If a chronic condition or disease is causing your neck pain, you need the proper treatment to stop it from worsening.
Since many cases of neck pain are temporary and don’t warrant a trip to your doctor, knowing the steps to take to relieve the pain is useful. If your neck aches or feels stiff, you may:
You should also actively attempt to maintain an upright posture, especially when working on a computer. If these steps don’t relieve your pain, you need to visit Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine.
If you seek treatment at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine for persistent or severe neck pain, the team may choose one or more of the following treatments to aid in your healing.
For the best possible outcome, you must follow your treatment plan closely and be sure that you don’t miss any appointments.
If your neck pain persists past your attempts to alleviate it, don’t hesitate to call Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine or request a convenient appointment time online today.