Neck pain carries a variety of symptoms, perhaps due to the fact that all the nerves to the body pass through the neck. Pain may be sharp and stabbing in a focused spot, or soreness or tenderness may permeate through the general area. This is often accompanied by stiffness and loss of mobility. Turning the head from side to side or tipping it front to back becomes difficult. These movements may create more pain, or may simply feel tight or restricting.
It’s common for neck pain to have radiating effects, into the shoulders, arms, hands, lower back, and beyond. These projections may be pain, nerve sensations (such as tingling, weakness, numbing), or affect other things, such as coordination or balance.
It’s not difficult to cause neck pain, since the job of carrying the head isn’t an easy one. Sudden injuries, such as those from whiplash or contact sports, may cause neck pain, while other events, such as repeated head turning, poor posture, holding the head in awkward positions, and even just sleeping the wrong way, can create pain. Minor incidents usually clear up in a few days, but when neck pain becomes regular or chronic, it’s time to see Dr. Taheri.
Dr. Taheri starts by investigating the patient’s condition, when it started, how it started, and what symptoms it’s causing. She’ll do some simple physical and neurological tests while checking the range of motion and deciding if medical imaging, such as an X-ray or CT scan, is necessary. Dr. Taheri looks at your posture, gait, and general physical condition.
When it’s time for treatment, there are many options depending on diagnosis. These may include 1 of several spinal manipulations done manually, with instruments, or some form of soft tissue treatment. The patient typically feels increased movement and tension release after treatment.
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