Neck pain can lead to headaches, limited mobility in your neck, impaired cognitive functioning, and other uncomfortable complications and problems. Expert physician Payam Vahedifar, MD, offers valuable treatments for neck pain and can help you to improve your quality of life at Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center. Located in Beverly Hills and Encino, California, you can depend on Dr. Vahedifar and the friendly medical professionals for top-notch care from pain-relieving injections to healthy lifestyle changes and regenerative medicine therapies. Call your nearest office or use the online scheduling tool for an appointment.
Neck pain can be caused by various factors, such as:
A common cause of neck pain is whiplash. Whiplash is associated with automobile accidents that suddenly force your neck to move in an unnatural position.
Aging and certain other factors can make your joints become worn down and painful over time.
Neck pain can be related to the overuse of muscles in the neck area or inflammation of the bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. If neck pain is caused by a strain or muscle tension, it can subside within a few days. Neck pain that’s chronic lasts for several weeks or longer.
To diagnose your neck pain, your physician begins by discussing your medical and family history and your symptoms.
Your physician might suggest any necessary imaging or testing, such as blood work or an X-ray, to determine the levels of inflammation and other important aspects of your general health.
Your physician assesses for tenderness, numbness, and muscle weakness in your neck and shoulder area. They also assess your mobility, range of motion, and how far you can move your head backward and forward and from side to side.
Neck pain can respond to warm showers, massage, alternating heat and ice packs, certain exercises, improving your posture, stretching, soft neck collars, and other supportive neck devices, and watchful waiting.
Healthy lifestyle changes, nutritional counseling, and rehabilitative exercises can also be helpful for neck pain. To treat your neck pain, your physician might recommend:
The goal is to enhance how your neck functions and relieve your neck pain and associated headaches.
Neck pain doesn’t have to stop you from doing the things you love when there are impressive solutions. Schedule online or call Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center today.