What Causes Neck Pain?

Posted By Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain || 19-Oct-2016

Neck pain can be either a minor annoyance or an incapacitating problem. Either way, it is important to seek treatment so that you can get back your health, happiness, and ability to perform your daily activities. Recurring neck pain or pain that lasts for long periods of time could signal a serious underlying condition that should be addressed as quickly as possible.

The following conditions can cause neck pain:

  • Whiplash
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • A herniated disc
  • A pinched nerve
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Trauma from a sports injury or work injury

The neck is filled with nerves that extend into the shoulders and down through the arms. If a nerve becomes irritated due to inflammation or pressure, it can cause a sensation of pain not only in the neck, but also in the shoulders, arms, and fingers. Numbness, burning, tingling, tenderness, and pulsations are also common symptoms. Neck pain may also result from diseases or conditions affecting the neck muscles, veins, arteries, lymph nodes, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, larynx, esophagus, and trachea.

Many patients who suffer from neck pain attempt to use over-the-counter medications to treat their symptoms. Unfortunately, relief will only be temporary and the pain may come back even worse. In order to effectively treat neck pain, it is essential to treat the source of the problem rather than just the symptoms. This is what we aim to do at Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain.

At Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain, we have helped hundreds of patients dealing with acute and chronic neck pain and back pain. When you visit one of our Lawrenceville chiropractors, we can determine the underlying cause of your pain, document your diagnosis, and get started on a course of treatment to quickly and effectively relieve your pain. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to meet with one of our doctors.

Life is too short to live in pain! Let us help you find the relief you have been searching for. Set up your appointment today when you call (770) 263-2063.

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