Neck pain (also known as cervicalgia) is a very common complaint and can be due to muscle sprain, disc disease, or a process intrinsic to the vertebral bones. At Pain Medicine Group, our Fort Myers pain management specialists offer a wide range of treatments for neck pain to clients throughout the greater Fort Myers area.
Disc disease can happen in both the neck and back. Over time, the fluid-filled discs in the spine can degenerate or herniate which can cause chronic pain in those respective areas. Sometimes, herniated discs can cause narrowing of the spinal canal and exert pressure on the nerve roots which can cause pain radiating down the arm.
In severe cases, symptoms such as weakness, numbness, or bladder dysfunction may be present. Another common cause of pain in the neck is spondylosis, which refers to degenerative arthritis affecting the facet joints which connect the spinal vertebrae. Pain stemming from the spondylosis is usually characterized by a dull, achy pain.
As Fort Myers pain management specialists, we offer a number of conservative treatments for neck pain, including physical therapy, TENS, and traction treatments. A course of physical therapy can be very beneficial to people suffering from neck or back pain by teaching back exercises and the use of modalities such as ice and heat. The TENS unit machine uses electrical impulses to deliver tiny electrical impulses to areas of pain. Traction uses pulleys to gently stretch your neck which can result in relief of some neck pain, especially pain related to nerve root irritation. Each of these treatment methods has its own benefits and may be appropriate, depending on your exact condition.
One of the ways we recommend our patients to seek relief from their neck pain while at home is to help them find other, natural ways to reduce some of the aches. At Pain Medicine Group, our Fort Myers pain management specialists understand that part of the methods for managing relief is for patients to take action when they are at home and on their own. We hope that some of these techniques can offer some guidance between your appointments, to help relieve some of the stiffness or aches you might be feeling.
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If you are suffering from neck pain and would like to discuss treatment and pain relief options, we encourage you to speak with us at Pain Medicine Group. We would be happy to discuss our treatment and treatment options, such as neurostimulation therapy or the different types of injections we offer.
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Fort Myers pain management specialists today at (888) 832-3597.