Finding Relief From Neck Pain
Cervical pain, often referred to as neck pain, is a common medical issue that is caused by various medical conditions or injuries. Cervical pain can be felt in any part of the neck. In a given year, doctors receive over 10 million reports of neck pain.
Causes of neck pain are varied. Some of the most common reasons for neck pain include the following:
Writing a pain journal and documenting each instance of neck pain is a valuable tool for healing. A pain journal should be specific and include what occured when the pain began. This will help identify activities that aggravate the condition.
Making an appointment with a health care provider is the next logical step. After a physical exam and medical history review, a series of tests may be scheduled to aid in a proper diagnosis. Tests may include x-rays, CT scans, and/or MRIs.
Non-invasive treatments for neck pain include the following:
If neck pain persists and non-invasive treatments are not providing relief, surgery and/or a minimally invasive procedure, such as an electrode implant, are viable options.