Fort Myers Office

6150 Diamond Centre Court, Bldg.100

Fort Myers, FL 33912

Off Metro Parkway near Gulf Coast Hospital.

Phone: 239-768-6396

Port Charlotte Office

3380 Tamiami Trail, Unit 3

Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Phone: 941-467-1666

Naples Office

5668 Strand Court

Naples, FL 34110

Phone: 239-687-2165

Clermont Office

821 Oakley Seaver Drive

Clermont, FL 34711

Phone: 407-614-5900

Lady Lake Office

733 County Road 466

Lady Lake, FL 32159

Phone: 352-775-3339

Sun City Center Office

137 S. Pebble Beach Blvd, Unit 204

Sun City Center, FL 33573

Phone: 813-530-2799

Clearwater Office

600 Lakeview Rd., Suite B/C

Clearwater, FL 33776

Phone: 727-232-9599

Winter Park Office

1573 W. Fairbanks, Suite 200

Winter Park, FL 32789

Phone: 407-637-8300

Neck Pain

Neck Pain Relief

Most everyone will experience neck pain at some point or another. Actions as seemingly innocent as sleeping in an awkward position or lifting weights with improper form can lead to stiffness and discomfort. Most cases can be remedied with a little rest, gentle stretching, and over-the-counter pain medications, but not all. Some individuals may experience an issue that requires more extensive medical care.

 

What’s Causing My Neck Pain?

Neck Pain

The neck area, or the cervical spine, features an intricate network of bones, nerves, and muscles that work in harmony to provide movement and sensation. The spine’s complex anatomy leaves it vulnerable to a variety of injuries and degenerative diseases. Here’s a brief overview of a few of the most common conditions.

Bulging and Ruptured Discs

The spine features cushioning discs that exist between each of the vertebrae. These discs are composed of a soft, gel-like core and a tough outer shell. When an injury occurs or strain from years of wear and tear takes its toll, the disc’s core may press against the outer shell, causing it to “bulge” outward and irritate nearby nerve roots or tissues. Eventually, the disc can rupture, forcing its inner contents to leak into the spinal canal.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Disc degeneration is a natural part of the body’s aging process. While many people only notice mild symptoms, if any at all, some individuals experience more severe neck pain or numbness from nerve compression that results from thinning, shifting discs.

Whiplash

Whiplash is a distinct set of symptoms that occurs following a sudden backward or forward jerking of the head, usually caused by car accidents or collisions in sports.

Osteoarthritis

Spinal osteoarthritis impacts the small joints that connect the vertebrae and facilitate twisting motions. Once the cartilage that cushions the joints wears away, stiffness, pain, and neuropathic symptoms from nerve compression can ensue.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is characterized by the narrowing of a portion of the spinal canal as a result of bulging or ruptured discs, degenerative disc disease, bone spurs, or a related condition. This narrowing can irritate nerve roots or the spinal canal and trigger numbness, tingling sensations, and shooting pain that may radiate into the shoulders and arms.

 

Neck Pain Treatment at Physicians Rehabilitation

The first step toward successful neck pain treatment is to determine a proper diagnosis. At Physicians Rehabilitation, our board-certified specialists utilize the latest advances in musculoskeletal care to diagnose various neck conditions and treat patients experiencing disruptive pain. By merging conservative treatment approaches with compassionate and personalized service, we help patients overcome their symptoms and get back to life as quickly and safely as possible – without the use of major surgery or potent narcotics.

Contact the friendly team at Physicians Rehabilitation today to schedule your no-cost consultation if you are experiencing neck pain.

There is no need to suffer with neck pain for another day!