NYC Neck Pain Treatment Located in the West Village of Manhattan New York City 10014
Neck pain is more than a "pain in the neck." It can be caused by any type of trauma or disorder in the neck and can leave you feeling miserable. I am an expert in the care and treatment of neck pain, whether it is from an accident or injury, or whether your neck pain stems from an illness.
Symptoms of Neck Pain
In order for me to successfully treat your neck pain, it is best if I have an idea of what is causing it. Symptoms of severe neck pain, besides the obvious one of mild, moderate, or severe pain in the neck, include:
- Soreness on one or both sides of the neck
- Tingling and burning sensations in the neck
- Difficulty speaking, swallowing, or walking
- Numbness, pain, or weakness in the arm or shoulder-blade
- Headache, including migraine headache
- Blurred vision
- Night sweats and fever
- Fatigue accompanied with unexplained weight loss
Neck pain is a fairly common complaint. Sometimes, neck pain can be a result of nothing more than sleeping incorrectly or using the wrong type of mattress or pillow. However, neck pain can also be a symptom of a more serious underlying cause.
Causes of Neck Pain
The causes of your neck pain are important, because they affect the therapy and treatment of your neck pain. There are many different ways that patients experience neck pain. The pain can range from mild to moderate to severe. It can be accompanied with a numbing sensation or a burning sensation and it can feel localized in either your neck, shoulder, arms and hands, or a combination. Causes of neck pain can include:
- Stress and Tension- Stress and tension often seem to gather in the back of the neck and form a large painful ball.
- Sitting at a desk for a long period of time, staring at a computer can result in a stiff neck and back.
- Obesity and poor posture disrupts the balance of the spine. Your neck must bend uncomfortably to compensate.
- Sports and Hobbies- Sports and hobbies such as football, baseball, tennis, and even gardening can result in sprains and strain of the neck.
- Aging can lead to degenerative disorders of the discs within the neck, such as osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis.
- Accident or Injury- The most common injury is whiplash. Whiplash is an abrupt forced movement of the head in one direction, followed by a "rebound" of the head in the opposite direction. Your muscles react to this trauma by tightening and stiffening, while the tissues located within your neck are compressed and injured.
- Disease and Infection- Spinal meningitis, fractures, tumors on the spine, and spinal cord compression can all cause neck pain.