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Neck Pain

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Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the most common problems today, with up to half of middle-aged Americans experiencing neck pain at least once a year. At Elite Medical Center in Lyman, South Carolina, the integrated pain management specialists have the neck pain solutions you need to feel better quickly and without surgery. Call the office or use the online booking tool for help now.

Neck Pain Q & A

Your cervical spine — the portion of your spine extending into your neck — goes through a lot of stress on a daily basis. It has to support your head constantly in addition to making frequent back-and-forth and up-and-down motions. These daily stressors can contribute to wear-and-tear neck pain from degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, or other conditions over time.

Injury is another common cause of neck pain. Some examples of neck injuries can include whiplash sustained in an auto accident and sports injuries like a cervical strain or slipped disc. Some chronic conditions like fibromyalgia can cause problems with your neck muscles, leading to neck stiffness, pain, and other problems.

Neck pain can also be directly connected to subluxations, which means misalignment in your cervical spine. Subluxations can develop gradually over time or suddenly when you’re injured.

During your neck pain assessment at Elite Medical Center, the team employs a whole-body approach to diagnosis. They review your medical history, family history, lifestyle, and symptoms to gain a full understanding of how your neck pain is affecting your life.

Next, your care provider performs a physical exam, paying special attention to your neck function and appearance. You may need imaging tests, such as a digital X-ray or ultrasound, to aid in diagnosis and verify the origin of your neck pain.

Elite Medical Center customizes the treatment approach according to the condition that caused it, pain severity, and your general health. Often, a multipronged treatment plan is effective. Some of the treatments include:

- Chiropractic care - Ultrasound therapy - Anti-inflammatory medication - Physical therapy - Lifestyle changes

If your neck pain doesn't get better with these conservative treatments, the Elite Medical Center team may recommend platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or regenerative medicine treatments. PRP and regenerative medicine treatments use natural products that research suggests help your body heal faster and more effectively, thereby reducing your neck pain.

Neck pain doesn’t have to become a chronic problem. Just reach out to Elite Medical Center by calling the office or using the online scheduler for the best in cutting-edge pain relief now.