Neck pain is the third most common chronic pain condition in the United States. It isn’t just a pain in the neck .It can have devastating effects on your daily life, work experience and over all physical well being.
Neck pain can occur at any age and can have many causes: muscle strain from exercise or sports, sleeping wrong and waking up with a “wry neck”, whip-lash injuries resulting from a car accident or neglected, untreated accidents or injuries earlier in life.
Neck pain is not infrequently also associated with headaches or migraines or symptoms in shoulders, arms and hands.
Minor neck problems often resolve in accouple of days with rest and stretches. Persisting or more severe pain should be treated, to not develop into chronic or more severe conditions.
The cervical spine (neck) consists of seven vertebrae with disks in between each segment. The cervical spine encases the brain stem and the cervical part of the spinal cord. Between each vertebral segment there are nerve roots that exit and supply and control the function of the face, neck and arms. The cervical spine is a very delicate structure that is surrounded by muscles to allow for mobility and support. Treatment of the cervical spine should only be done by experienced health care professionals.
If you struggle with neck pain, weather it is chronic or an new injury, you can be confident that you are in good hands at The Brost Clinic. We are experts at diagnosing neck conditions and can suggest a treatment plan to correct the problem instead of covering up the symptoms with potentially harmful drugs. We work with you to minimize your symptoms and support your body’s natural healing process.
Don’t put off getting help. Life is much more fun without neck pain!
-Dr. Barbro Brost D.C.