Because of its location and range-of-motion, your neck is often left unprotected and subject to injury. Neck pain can range from mild discomfort to disabling, chronic pain.
Neck pain can result from many different causes--from injury, to age-related disorders, or inflammatory disease. Causes of neck pain and problems may include the following:
Along with a complete medical history and physical exam, diagnostic procedures for neck pain may include the following:
Specific treatment for neck pain will be determined by your doctor based on:
Treatment may include:
Treatment for neck pain is recommended when the pain starts to prevent any future injury or damage.
Living with neck pain can be difficult. But the following treatments , often in combination, prove effective both immediately and over time.
To manage your neck pain, you may try medications, rest physical therapy and exercise.
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your health care provider: