Neck Pain

Neck pain, also known as “Cervicalgia” in the medical community, can produce serious pain and discomfort to patients. Sometimes, this pain can continue to radiate outwards into the head, arms, and body. The intensity and length of the pain depends on the source of the cervicalgia. This condition can result from several different problems in the spine. Neck pain affects nearly 30% of american adults. Of those with cervicalgia, nearly 50% suffer from chronic neck pain. Research estimates almost 20% to 70% of adults will experience cervicalgia that interferes with their daily activities during their lifetime. Women (5.7%) become more susceptible to neck pain than men (3.9%) 

Symptoms of Cervicalgia

Cervicalgia can cause a sharp, stabbing pain or a dull, persistent pain around the neck dependinig on the size and severity of the injury. Common symptoms include stiffness, spasms, and muscle pain. Cervicalgia can also impair neck movement and radiate pain, tingling and numbness into the arms.

Other symptoms include:

  • Muscle weakness in the neck
  • Nausea, headache, and dizziness
  • Burning or aching sensation in the neck
  • Tenderness in the shoulder
  • Tightness in the upper back
  • Hearing difficulties
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control

Our mission is to help patients to return to work, improve their quality of life, reduce dependence on medication and healthcare providers, and avoid persistent injuries.

Epidural Steroid Injections

Steroidal medication injected into a painful joint space can help soothe pain in arthritic joints. Injecting corticosteroids into an arthritic joint will not provide permanent relief on its own,  it can dramatically reduce inflammation and pain. The effects can last anywhere between 1 week to 1 year. Injections for joint pain are usually one of the steps taken before resorting to surgery. In some patients, steroid injections can reduce pain to the point where patients are able to participate in Physical Therapy, which in turn can strengthen the surrounding muscles and eliminate the need for further treatment.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists diagnose and treat patients with medical problems or injuries that limit their ability to take part in their daily lives. Patients will usually see a physical therapist after a referral by their primary physician. Physical therapists work with patients who have experienced an injury or disease that has affected their movement and range of motion.

At Nextgen Pain & Injury Clinic, our team of licensed physical therapists and rehabilitation experts will focus on your total health and wellness. Regardless of the cause or source of your pain, we will develop a treatment plan with your unique issues in mind.

Our treatment philosophy emphasizes evidence-based manual and therapeutic exercise techniques that are tailored toward efficiently returning patients, athletes, and employees to their pre-injury status. We treat orthopedic and sports injuries, provide spinal rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation, and industrial rehabilitation. Personalized physical therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions.

  • Chronic and acute medical problems
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chronic medical problems
  • Neurological conditions such as spinal cord injuries

 

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