Neck pain or stiffness is a common condition affecting about two-thirds of the world’s population at some point in their lives. Neck pain cannot be assumed to be a slight inconvenience but can make it difficult for you to achieve the most apparent body movements and postures. It can pose unpleasant experiences such as denying you peaceful sleep and difficulty in turning your head to see. Dr. Shonith Manohar, MD, and his team of experts compassionately provide healthcare services to combat neck pain in Jacksonville. These exclusive treatment services are available in the two offices in Florida. To reach out for these services, call any offices in FL or book an appointment via the online tool today.
Neck Pain Questions and Answers
What is Neck Pain?
Neck pain or cervicalgia are complaints neuromusculoskeletal specialists and primary care physicians face. Your neck consists of vertebrae extending from the upper torso to the skull. The ligaments, bones, and muscles anchor and allow your head for motioning. Any abnormalities, injury, or inflammation pose a risk of neck stiffness or pain.
What Are The Causes of Neck Pain?
Proper evaluation of the patients who come to treat neck pain has recorded the following causes. They include:
- Poor Posture
Following your everyday routine tasks, you could maintain a given position for a prolonged time, like driving. The fixed position can mess up your neck, resulting in pain if you have poor posture.
- Poor Lifting
Most people experiencing neck pain could be involved in lifting a heavy load that puts pressure on the spine or strains the spine. The impact can result in injury.
- Improper Sleeping Habits
If you experience frequent neck pains or stiffness in the morning, it could be a sign that your nerves are getting pinched (radiculopathy) due to bad sleeping posture.
In case you slip and fall, it could jar most body parts such as muscles, vertebrae, nerves, and discs, leaving you in excruciating pain like neck pain.
Other causes could be accidents, meningitis, age-related complications, rheumatoid arthritis, and sports injuries.
Neck pain causes headaches, facial pain, and migraines. However, in instances such as the above occurring, do not hesitate to visit Dr. Manohar. He has profound experience in treating neck complications.
What Are the Neck Pain Symptoms?
Some of the symptoms include:
Neck lump, severe pain without an actual cause, vomiting, difficulty in breathing/swallowing, nausea, fever, swollen glands, numbness, tingling, bowel dysfunction, inability to move your arms, or touch your chin to your chest.
What Is The Treatment For Neck Pain?
Dr. Manohar and his team cautiously examine your body to detect the exact area of your spine that is subluxated, or misaligned, resulting in the body’s joint inflammation, muscle spasms, and nerve pains. Dr. Manohar performs a series of passive physiotherapies and spinal adjustments to subside the pain generators and retrieve the body’s normal functioning.
Other Alternative Treatments
Dr. Manohar includes other treatments depending on the diagnosis. They include adjusting to your lifestyle like exercising and checking your diet. He might also recommend supplements, platelet-rich plasma therapy, and stem cell therapy.
Dr. Manohar also helps you be proactive to neck pains by encouraging an improvement in your workplace condition to be ergonomic or if you are a smoker to quit smoking. These adjustments will help you prevent future neck pains. To learn more about our services, call the office in Jacksonville or book an appointment today via the online tool.