Neck Pain Condition
Treatment for neck pain can include osteopathic manipulation, exercise regimens, and other techniques that reduce tension or nerve compression to alleviate pain and related symptoms.
Neck Pain Treatment in New York City
Neck pain treatment relies on osteopathic manipulation, exercises, and other strategies that alleviate nerve compression and stress, to reduce pain, tightness, and other debilitating symptoms.
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What is Neck Pain?
Neck pain is one of the most common and serious types of pain, impacting every part of a patient’s life. It can have any one of a number of causes, including injury, poor posture, and even workplace habits. In many instances, pain in the neck can radiate to the shoulders and upper back, cause severe headaches, and diminish mobility. It can even result in pain or tingling sensations and numbness in the arms and hands in some cases.
By some estimates, as many as one in every ten people suffers from neck discomfort at any given moment. Because the neck is responsible for supporting you head, it can be one of the most vulnerable areas of your body. Fortunately, osteopathic treatment can be an effective way to obtain pain relief and restore normal range of motion.
What Causes this Condition?
Like many other musculoskeletal conditions neck discomfort can be caused by many different factors. Sometimes, the problem originates in the neck itself. At other times, the pain can be impacted by problems with the upper back, shoulders, or even the ribs. Specific causes can include:
- Tension in the neck caused by poor posture or repetitive stress
- Work conditions. For example, neck discomfort is commonly seen in patients who work with computers all day
- Medical conditions like fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis
- Pinched nerves caused by disc injuries, arthritic bone spurs, or joint sprains that result in swelling around the nerves
- Injuries like whiplash or stress from other physical trauma
- In some cases, infection or degeneration of the upper spine
What Are the Symptoms of Neck Pain?
This type of pain in the neck can present a variety of symptoms. In addition to the expected pain, patients may experience loss of neck mobility and discomfort in the shoulders and upper back. Some cases result in numbness in the arms, hands, and fingers, and even tingling sensations in the upper extremities. Chronic neck pains are often accompanied by headaches caused by a stiff upper back and neck. Patients with ongoing neck problems are often fatigued as well.
Of course, many of these symptoms are similar to those experienced by patients suffering from other painful upper body conditions. A proper diagnosis is vital to ensure that you get the right treatment plan for your medical needs.
How We Can Help
Our team is committed to ensuring that you get the diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing help you need for effective pain relief and an enhanced quality of life. Leonid Tafler, D.O. can develop an osteopathic care plan to address the root causes of your pain, using safe, gentle osteopathic manipulation stretching exercise, manual manipulation, and other effective techniques.
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If you suffer from neck pains and need pain relief, contact us today to learn how osteopathy can help. We will schedule an appointment for you, diagnose your condition, and create the personalized treatment plan you need to get the pain relief you deserve. Don’t let your neck pain impede your enjoyment of life; call us today.