Neck Pain in Central Ohio
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About Neck Pain
Millions of people suffer from neck pain, whether it's caused by aging, stress, muscle strain, an injury, bad posture, or a health condition. According to recent studies, almost 75% of people will experience significant neck pain at some point in their life. Neck pain can be acute (lasting up to six weeks) or chronic (longer than three months). It can be located only in the neck area, or it can radiate into the shoulders and arms. When left untreated, neck pain can lead to long-term issues, such as stiffness or limited mobility, and may significantly affect work, sleep, and daily activities. At Pain Zero, our experienced team can evaluate you to determine the root cause of your neck pain and create a personalized treatment plan to help reduce your neck pain while improving function and mobility. Call our offices in New Albany, OH or Westerville, OH to set up an appointment. Let us treat your neck pain to help you find relief and get back to living your life.
Symptoms and Causes of Neck Pain
Neck pain can be categorized as a general soreness and stiffness or intense pain and being unable to bend the neck or turn the head. It can manifest as pain with numbness, headaches, or tingling in the arms or shoulders. You may also feel weakness while lifting or holding objects, or it may also feel worse when you lie down to sleep. Persistent neck pain can be caused by a variety of factors, such as:
- Muscle strain, whiplash, or trauma from a car accident
- Physical injury
- Bad posture
- Poor sleeping positions
- Lack of neck support from your pillow
- Sitting for long periods of time in a workspace that isn't ergonomically correct
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Neck Pain Treatment
The range of treatments for chronic neck pain depends on the cause of pain. Acute neck pain can generally be eased with self-care regimens, such as hot and cold therapy or anti-inflammatory medications. However, if you are experiencing persistent episodes of pain without significant improvement from conservative treatments, then a more intensive approach may be necessary.
Advanced treatments for chronic neck pain typically involve steroid injections and nerve stimulation. In many cases, our team will recommend physical therapy before resorting to more enhanced treatments. Selective nerve root blocks through targeted injections in the spaces between the vertebrae are another alternative. Our office can help you discover which therapies may be ideal for you.
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Whether you’re living with chronic neck pain or experiencing pain related to an injury, at Pain Zero, our dedicated team of doctors can help you find neck pain relief. We know that each patient’s pain is unique, that’s why we offer a variety of treatment options like steroid injections, nerve stimulation, self-care regimens, and more to customize your treatment. If you’re in Central Ohio and ready to reduce neck pain and reclaim your quality of life, contact our New Albany, OH or Westerville, OH, office today to schedule a consultation. Our team is ready to work with you to relieve your neck pain so you can get back to living a healthier, more comfortable life.
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Neck Pain FAQs
What typically causes neck pain?
Neck pain can be caused by a single factor or a combination of factors. The most common causes of neck pain include: a traumatic injury, stress, the effects of aging, poor posture, sitting at a desk for long periods, arthritis, disc degeneration, using the wrong pillow for sleeping, and more. If you're struggling with neck pain, a thorough examination by our experienced team at Pain Zero can help identify the cause of your pain and develop an effective treatment plan.
How serious is my neck pain?
Neck pain comes in many forms and severities. Neck pain can be considered serious when it persists for days to weeks without relief, despite taking over-the-counter pain relievers, stretching, or using other at-home remedies. It is often recommended to seek help for neck pain if it begins to interfere with your work and daily activities, spreads to the arms or legs, or includes weakness, tingling, numbness, reduced range of motion, and headaches.
What are my neck pain treatment options?
At Pain Zero, we typically first try to reduce your neck pain with simpler self-care treatment regimens. If a more extensive approach is warranted, we may provide steroid injections, nerve stimulation, selective nerve root blocks through targeted injections, and more. Your treatment regimen will be customized to your needs to target the root causes of your neck pain.