Pain Physicians NY (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx NYC) is one of the first practices in New York to offer alternative treatments for neck pain & chronic neck pain. At our Pain Management center you will get the necessary medical help and relieve for your neck pain. Our pain management specialists will help you reduce and even totally eliminate your neck pain. There is no need for you to suffer at home. Make an appointment and get the help you need.
Brooklyn Pain Physicians are internationally recognized as one of the best neck pain management specialists and doctors in Brooklyn, NYC. Our facility equipped with the most advanced equipment available in the USA
Neck pain is one of the most common causes of chronic disability. It affects people of all genders and ages, worldwide. The causes of neck pain vary from accidents due to a fall, car accidents, structural deformities of the neck vertebrae, persistent stress and even from incorrect posture. Excessive use of the computer and smartphones are a great contributor to your neck pain too.
According to different studies, 10 to 15% of the populations suffer from neck pain at a particular time during their life. The signs and symptoms of neck pain usually don’t last for a long period of time and might be accompanied by shoulder pain, pain in the arms, numbness and a tingling sensation, loss of strength of the arms, etc.
Whatever the reason for your neck pain is, it can really affect your quality of life. The pain itself can vary from mild, moderate to severe and it can even radiate to the shoulders, arms or down your back. Depending on the severity of the pain you are experiencing, different treatment options are available.
Remember that your neck needs to carry the weight of your head, about 11 to 15 pounds from the morning until you go to bed. Imagine how much pressure you put on your tiny bones of the neck. Add to that constant rotation of your neck to different positions.
The normal human head weighs around 11 to 15 pounds. But, in cases when the neck is at 15 degrees, the weight that your neck supports is 27 pounds. In cases when your neck is in a flexion position at 60 degrees, the total weight that a neck has to support gets around 60 pounds. Usually, you bend your neck to 60 degrees while using smartphones or PC.
The most common reasons for neck pain:
- Cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
- Degenerative disc disease
- Direct impact injuries
- Herniated disc
- Arthritis of the Cervical Spine
Neck Pain Treatment
Your neck pain can totally ruin your day. So there is no joke about it. You should take your signs and symptoms seriously and get the necessary relief. You should get immediate medical help in cases when:
- The pain is getting worse and worse as hours or days pass by
- The pain starts spreading down the arms, on one or both sides
- The pain is accompanied by numbness and a tingling sensation
- You feel nauseous
- The pain causes headaches that tend to get worse over time
- You have neck pain after an injury or fall.
In most of cases, neck pain is relieved by home treatment and self – care, as well as by taking over the counter painkillers. Ice packs at the initial stage followed by the application of heat in later stages are recommended. Bed rest, a reduction of physical activity and sometimes even an immobilization of the neck with a cervical collar are necessary to relieve your neck pain.
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However, certain kinds of neck pain are not relieved by home treatment and self – care. If, after a couple of days you have no relief of your neck pain, you should seek professional medical help. Our team of doctors at Pain Management Brooklyn NYC is willing to help you get the necessary relief, with minimal downtime period.
First of all, diagnosing your problem is necessary, after which our pain management specialists will suggest a personally determined treatment plan based on your condition. Conservative treatment is suggested always, and if this kind of treatment provides no relief, more invasive treatment procedures and even surgical treatment are recommended.
What are the causes of neck pain?
Your neck pain can be caused by a variety of factors including muscle tension and strain, injury, heart attack and meningitis. Additionally, you might experience neck pain because of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia.
Our brooklyn neck pain specialists can provide you with detailed information regarding the precautions that can be taken to avoid this health condition.
What are the risk factors for neck pain?
A lot of people do not even know that they can trigger neck pain during day-today activities. Even the way you carry yourself has a great impact on your neck. Thus, it is very important to maintain proper body posture during the day.
For instance, if you work a lot at your computer, you should keep your head balanced directly over your spine. Furthermore, if you spend a lot of time on your telephone, you should avoid leaning your head to one side. Make sure to keep an upright posture when sitting on a chair.
When to see a neck pain doctor?
You should keep in mind that if you have been in an accident and your neck hurts, you should immediately seek medical care from our top-rated brooklyn neck pain specialists. You also need to make an appointment with a doctor if you have severe neck pain without apparent cause, lump in your neck, fever, headache, swollen glands and shortage of breath.
The most advanced pain management center, Brooklyn pain management doctors and specialists at Pain Physicians NY offers a unique, individualized approach to manage your neck pain. We are using the most effective pain management and treatment options to treat a pinched nerve, degenerative disc disease, meningitis as well as different forms of arthritis. We are utilizing the latest technologies available in the USA.