Get relief from neck pain
Neck pain can seriously reduce your standard of living, making simple everyday activities painful and cumbersome. Many who suffer with neck pain find themselves unable to escape the pain, leading them to rely upon medications in order to get through the day. Fortunately, Cherry Health Center can help you find lasting relief from debilitating neck pain.
Causes of neck pain
Neck pain may come from temporary injuries related to pulled muscles or ligaments. This type of pain is often related to injuries sustained due to activities or trauma. Neck pain related to this type of injury typically resolves after a few days but if serious, can become a chronic-pain situation. Car accidents and sport-related injuries are two of the most common causes of trauma-related neck pain.
Longer lasting neck pain, however, can stem from the same disc-related issues that cause pain throughout the spine, such as:
- Disc Herniation
- Bulging Disc
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease
- Fractures or dislocations
As you age, you become more vulnerable to neck injury due to a reduction in elasticity of the disc, slower healing time, reduced strength of supporting muscles, and likelihood of easily aggravated past injuries.
Is neck pain serious?
There are some serious conditions that can lead to neck pain, including cancer, tumors, neoplasm, inflammatory arthritis and infection. These, however are not as common as are the musculoskeletal causes related to disc-injuries. For this reason though, it’s important to have a medical professional evaluate your situation and determine the cause of your pain.
At Cherry Health Center we carefully evaluate your pain to determine the precise cause. We then work with you to create a treatment plan to offer you long-lasting freedom from neck pain.