For such a small area, neck pain can have a surprising impact as it hijacks the use of your head. At Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute, the team of pain intervention specialists understands the widespread effect that neck pain can have and they offer noninvasive and integrative solutions that provide meaningful relief. If you’re struggling with neck pain, call the Atlanta office to set up an appointment or use the online scheduling tool.
At the heart of your neck is your cervical spine, which is made up of seven small vertebrae that are separated by cervical discs. Surrounding your cervical spine are various tendons, ligaments, and muscles that help with the support and movement of your head.
Your neck is an incredibly active area — not only does your neck have the burden of supporting your head, but it also provides passage for your central nervous system.
Given its workload, it’s little wonder that neck pain is fairly common. The most common causes of neck pain include:
Muscle strain in the neck is an increasingly common occurrence as Americans spend more time hunched over desks and staring at screens. In fact, the problem even has its own name — tech neck.
Neck pain can often stem from collision injuries that rock your head back and forth, giving you whiplash.
The discs that provide cushioning between your vertebrae can begin to weaken with age and wear-and-tear, resulting in pain and inflammation in your neck.
If your disc bulges or herniates, it leaks out a substance that can irritate sensitive nerve roots in your neck.
If the spinal canal in your neck begins to narrow, it can compress or pinch your nerves.
When a vertebra in your neck breaks or collapses, it can lead to considerable neck pain.
As you can see by this list, there are a host of issues that can cause neck pain, as well as limited or stiff movement.
The first order of business at Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute is to relieve your pain so that you can enjoy full use of your head again. With your pain quieted, your doctor discusses strategies and treatments for longer-term results, including:
Regenerative medicine, especially, is showing great promise in helping the soft tissues in your neck repair and heal themselves for sustainable results.
Don’t struggle any longer with chronic neck pain. Call Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute to schedule an appointment or use the online scheduling feature.