Neck Pain Relief
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Neck pain treatment is one of the most frequently requested therapies. Neck pain is slightly more common in women, but most people experience some form of neck pain at some point in their life. There are many causes of neck pain and they can generally be separated into “acute” causes and “chronic” causes. If the pain is suddenly occurs and lasts less than three months then it is considered “acute.” Acute neck pain is commonly caused by facet syndrome, acute muscle strain, or traumatic injury like whiplash. If the pain persists more than three months it is termed “chronic” neck pain. This pain can be from multiple sources, but is often due to facet joints irritation, discs, ligaments, and muscular sources.
Common causes of neck pain include:
- Muscle strains
- Trauma or injury (damage to the muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments)
- Herniated cervical disk
Treatments for neck pain relief include:
- Pharmacotherapy – NSAIDs (Ibuprofen like drugs), Acetaminophen (Tylenol), muscle relaxants, and membrane stabilizing medications are often effective in treating neck pain.
- Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections – Epidurals are frequently used for pain syndromes due to common conditions such as degenerative disc disease. The method involves injecting a steroid into the epidural space of the spinal cord, where the irritated nerve roots are located. The medicine then spreads to other levels and portions of the spine, reducing inflammation and irritation.
At Arizona Pain Specialists our goal is to relieve your neck pain symptoms, improve function and increase your quality of life. Minimally invasive procedures for treating neck pain are numerous and can be the most helpful to control pain and improve daily functioning.
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