Mile High Sports & Rehabilitation Medicine
Physical Medicine, Pain Management, and Medical Aesthetics located in Denver, CO
Roughly 10% of the American population will experience neck pain at some point in their lives. While it can be quite debilitating and frustrating, there are treatment options available. The team of highly trained physicians at Mile High Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine in Denver have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating chronic neck pain. Call or book online today to schedule your first appointment at one of their two convenient locations.
Neck Pain Q & A
What is neck pain?
Neck pain is characterized by pain in the neck, often for extended periods of time. While that may seem obvious, the pain can take many forms and severities and be due to a wide range of conditions or injuries. Because of the important function and central structure of the neck, neck pain can be quite debilitating. Fortunately, treatment options at Mile High Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine bring much-needed relief.
What causes neck pain?
While neck pain may seem like a straightforward issue, there are many potential causes of the pain, making it important to find the correct diagnosis. In certain situations, the issue may be obvious, as when you suffer an injury to your neck or surrounding area. Vehicle accidents are a common cause of neck pain. These injuries usually cause muscle strain, ligament strain, or injuries to your spinal discs. These include:
- Disc herniation
- Whiplash syndrome
- Cervical strain
- Myofascial pain
In addition to injuries, poor posture, sleeping improperly, arthritis, infection, and many other conditions can cause neck pain. Speak with the team at Mile High Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine to learn more.
What can I expect at my appointment?
The first step to effectively treating neck pain is to properly diagnose the cause of the pain. Initially, the team at Mile High Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine will conduct a thorough physical examination of your neck and the rest of your body, as well as take a complete medical history. Tests such as an X-ray, CT scan, MRI, or EMG may also be necessary, as well as blood tests.
Once they diagnosis the source of your pain, the team will work collaboratively with you to develop the best treatment plan, helping to alleviate the pain.
What neck pain treatment options are available?
Fortunately, treatment options are available. For less severe cases of neck pain, over the counter pain relief medications such as ibuprofen or Tylenol may be sufficient. Some people find relief through chiropractic work or massage. If your condition is more serious, however, physical therapy, medications such as muscle relaxants, cortisone shots, or even surgery may be necessary.
To learn how you can get the neck pain relief that you need, call or use the online system today to schedule your first appointment with the experts at Mile High Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine.