Are you one of the many people suffering from neck pain?

Our team treats many people with this exact condition each year at First Choice Integrated Healthcare. If you are suffering, find the help you need here.

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What Symptoms are Associated with Neck Pain?

Neck pain can be dull and aching, sharp and piercing, or anything in between. It can be constant or it can come and go. It is often associated with headache, tiredness and muscles stiffness.

What Causes Neck Pain?

Neck pain can be caused by a variety of factors. Common causes include a neck injury, a herniated disc, an infection, a pinched nerve, or a condition such as Fibromyalgia, arthritis or cancer of the spine. It can also be caused by certain movements or postures such as bending over a desk, consistently maintaining poor posture, turning sharply while exercising or sleeping in an awkward position.

If you are positive about the cause of your neck pain and know that it is temporary, you may be able to begin basic treatment at home. If your neck pain is severe, if it doesn’t go away over time or if you can’t determine the cause, a trip to First Choice Integrated Healthcare can help you determine the cause and the best course of treatment for quick relief.

What Neck Pain Treatments are Available?

The treatment our doctor will recommend for your neck pain will vary based on the cause and severity of your pain, as well as the treatments you have tried before. For pain that is likely temporary and not too severe, our doctor will likely recommend simple at-home treatments such as heat or cold therapy, rest, and over-the-counter medication. Stretches can be very helpful as well.

For more serious neck pain, more advanced treatment options are usually needed. These can include measures such as physical rehabilitation, spinal manipulation, anesthetics and analgesics.