Between 70% and 75% of adults in the United States experience neck pain at any given time, which can lead to headaches, disability, and missed days of work. Effective relief for neck pain is available from the integrated team at Kinexis Healthcare in Estero, Florida. Offering comprehensive conservative and traditional care for neck pain, the team has a solution to help you heal. Learn about your treatment options by calling or scheduling a visit online today.
Neck Pain Q & A
Why does my neck hurt?
Neck pain can come from different anatomical structures in your neck, including:
- Intervertebral discs
- Muscles and ligaments
Specific movements and activities can also trigger neck pain, such as turning your head too quickly, sleeping on your stomach, or looking down at your computer or phone for long periods. If you experience any type of neck pain, the team examines your neck to determine which activities or movements might have triggered your pain, if no specific cause or trauma occurred.
What are the signs of a neck injury?
Neck injuries can vary in intensity of pain and pain location. Common signs of neck injuries include:
- Decrease range of motion or stiffness
- Popping, clicking, or cracking in your neck
- Pain with specific movements, such as looking down or turning your head
- Numbness or tingling in your arms or hands
- Abnormal postural changes
- Tenderness along the sides of your neck or at the base of your skull
Some neck injuries may also cause radiating pain into your shoulders or arms or down your spine.
What causes neck pain?
Trauma, soft tissue injuries, and mechanical issues that cause joint dysfunction are the most common causes of neck pain. Specific conditions that can cause neck pain include:
- Whiplash or sprains and strains
- Cervical joint dysfunction
- Cervical facet syndrome
- Cervicogenic headaches
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative joint or disc disease
- Herniated discs
In most cases, neck pain resolves with conservative treatment. The team provides referrals for orthopedic care, when appropriate.
How is neck pain diagnosed?
The Kinexis Healthcare team performs comprehensive evaluations and physical exams for all types of neck pain. Using specialized orthopedic tests, the team identifies the location and anatomical structures involved in your pain. In some cases, referrals for imaging — such as X-rays or an MRI — may be provided to rule out complex issues, such as fractures or dislocations.
After your exam, the team explains your diagnosis and treatment options.
How is neck pain treated?
Treatment options at Kinexis Healthcare include the following therapies for relieving neck pain:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Soft tissue therapy, including massage
- Physiotherapies, such as hot and cold therapy and electrical nerve stimulation
- Rehab stretches and exercises
- Postural exercises
- Ergonomic counseling to improve your workstation or sleeping position
The team also offers treatment plans for whiplash, herniated discs, and other complex causes of neck pain.
Schedule a visit for your neck pain at Kinexis Healthcare now by booking online or calling the office.