Neck pain is a common condition experienced by many individuals that can be caused by injury, trauma, whiplash, strain, disc problems, musculoskeletal problems, or other. Most people’s pain will resolve over time since our body is very adaptive to healing usually with rest and nonsteroidals, but when the condition remains and becomes chronic or severe or presents with radiation into the arms with numbness and weakness, it needs to be addressed more carefully usually with diagnostic tests like an MRI and other studies like x-rays.
Conservative treatment should be tried first usually including physical therapy or chiropractic treatments. If condition worsens or is severe then it is usually assessed for more specific treatments like epidural steroid injections, facet injections, radiofrequency, and in more advanced cases even surgery.
Talk to our doctors today and schedule a consult at 210-591-0396 to learn more!