Neck pain has similar causes to lower back pain and can be just as debilitating. If your neck pain lasts longer than three months and is not resolved with more conventional methods such as over-the-counter medication, stretching, or lifestyle changes, it could be a more severe condition. At Integrated Counseling and Wellness in Colleyville, Texas, Kyra Gutierrez, DC, offers a wide range of treatment options that aid in relief from the misery of neck pain. Call today to find out more, or schedule an appointment online.
Neck pain affects many people for a variety of reasons. Poor posture, bad ergonomics at work, and former sports injuries can all contribute to chronic pain. Common causes of neck pain include:
Neck pain often causes headaches to develop due to tension in the neck. If you have neck pain headaches, massage or over-the-counter medications can help.
However, if the headaches with neck pain persist, something more serious may occur. If this is the case, call Integrated Counseling and Wellness to see if you have the kind of neck condition they can help with.
At Integrated Counseling and Wellness, the doctors search for the root of the problem. Before devising a treatment plan, your provider will need to evaluate you to determine the cause of your pain. This could involve diagnostic testing such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans.
Once your pain source is diagnosed, a treatment plan will be developed and discussed with you regarding the best outcome for your condition.
Minor neck pain or neck injuries usually resolve themselves with rest, anti-inflammatory medications, and gentle stretching exercises.
When these more conservative efforts fail, the Integrated Counseling and Wellness team will diagnose and devise a treatment plan that best meets the patient's needs. Treatment may range from physical therapy to neck bracing and injections depending on the severity of the patient's neck condition.
Your plan may also include gentle chiropractic care, supportive acupuncture, and a dynamic home exercise program to ease the pain and regain strength in the spine and musculature.
If conservative care does not provide adequate pain relief, the next step may be more advanced procedures such as cervical epidural or radiofrequency nerve ablation.
For more severe cases of neck conditions that have failed all treatments, including surgery, the patient may benefit from neuromodulation therapy or a spinal cord stimulator.
Schedule an appointment with Integrated Counseling and Wellness to learn more about the treatments available for neck pain. You can call the office or use the online booking option.