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Neck Pain Treatment

Besides severe back problems, another complain that most people tend to have is the neck pain. Neck pain can radically affect your day to day activities including household chores and office work. Even though most of the neck pain problems disappear with time by doing some simple rotation and stretching exercises and basic medicines, problems related to neck pain should not be ignored. Most neck pain problems arise due to wrong posture while working on computer desks as well during sleep. Another main reason for it is the growing age and sudden or accidental jerks. Even thought neck problems demand a deep-rooted treatment and sometimes a surgery, most of them can get cured by taking proper care and exercise.

How to Treat Neck Pain

One of the best ways to treat neck pain problems or at least keep them at bay for reappearing is considering a good physiotherapy. Physiotherapy has proved to reduce neck pain and its resultant problems to a significant extent.

Doctors for Neck Pain Treatment

CAPRI centre hosts well trained physiotherapists who are experienced in their field and aid patients with world-class treatments. CAPRI physiotherapy centers are spread in East, West, North as well as South of Delhi. If you have acute or severe problem, then, considering physiotherapy for neck pain will be very good option. There are several types of manipulations or exercise the doctors for neck pain can suggest like for example to relieve stiffness, strengthen the area and restore the normal function of the neck. Treatments such as heat or cold applications, deep tissue massage, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound may be used prior to exercise.

Neck Pain: Symptoms, Cause, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Neck discomfort and pain has become a common problem and the reason for this can be attributed to a number of factors. One of the common reasons for stiffness of neck or neck pain among youngsters and adults is spending too much time staring at laptops, mobile phones, and computers without giving neck muscles some relaxation at regular intervals. Although, neck pain sometimes seems normal and bearable, but if not diagnosed and treated on time, it can result in drastic diseases such as cervical disc disease and other severe spine related disorders.

Ignoring mild neck pain and continue doing those activities that trigger your neck pain is the worst thing to do, as over-irritation of neck muscle can result in permanent pain in the neck. There can be numerous types of neck pain, hence it is very important to first analyze the exact area of pain and then opt for a suitable neck pain treatment.

Some common causes of neck pain are listed here:

  • Too much stress 
  • Any injury or trauma of neck
  • Osteoporosis or brittleness of bones
  • Elongated hours on laptops and mobile phones
  • Scoliosis
  • Wrong sleeping habits
  • Slipped disc
  • Spine or neck tumor
  • Development of sebaceous cyst on neck

There can be several other reasons that can cause neck pain to people belonging to any age group, hence it is very crucial to see a neck pain doctor, if home remedies are not truly beneficial and you have started feeling uneasiness even in moving your neck in different directions.

Symptoms of neck pain: Mild to Severe

For different people the symptoms of neck pain might differ as there is a huge probability that their problems are different from each other. For mild neck pain problems that we all face in day to day life because of long sitting hours in office, studying or reading continuously can be treated with the help of some common home remedies. These are some of the symptoms of neck pain that should be considered critically:

  • Trouble in lifting things or objects
  • Soreness of neck
  • Sharp pain in the neck
  • Mild to severe headaches
  • Weakness or numbness in neck or shoulders
  • Spine pain when tapped lightly
  • Enhancement in neck pain when consuming a particular steroid or medicine regularly.
Diagnosis of the acute and elongated neck pain

Leaving yourself untreated when you are facing neck pain since last few days is not a wise step, hence it is important to meet a neck pain specialist to know the exact problem and its solution. The specialist may ask you to undergo some tests or diagnosis to evaluate the situation of your bones and its position in order to rectify your problem, hence instead of panicking you should follow your doctor’s advice. MRI, X-Rays, and CT scans are some of the most common diagnostic options that your doctor may advise you to undergo.

In case you experience stiffness in neck due to your sleeping, exercising or working habits, you may opt to see a physiotherapist, who can suggest you some easy neck exercises to reduce or eliminate your neck pain. Physiotherapy for neck pain is very effective for a number of people as application of pain relieving gels, massage, quick exercises, and radiation from UV rays to the affected portion are involved in physiotherapy. To strengthen the neck muscle and to correct the alignment of neck or shoulder bones, physiotherapy is being preferred by a number of patients. Neck pain therapy can help a person get better sooner without consuming much of medication, and without any side-effects, hence it is a safer yet effective option that can be chosen by people suffering from neck pain.

Curing and Rectifying Neck Pain 

There are different treatment options for neck pain depending on the type of the problem. Some of the common home remedies for mild neck pain are massaging the affected area with essential oils, using ice packs at the painful area, using neck collar, applying apple cider vinegar, doing yoga and others. Although these remedies are effective for many, but they may not be very helpful for people suffering from severe neck pain due to slipped disc, cervical, etc.

Surgical as well as non-surgical methods are available for the treatment of severe neck pain or neck disease. Surgical procedures are recommended to people with a very severe neck pain condition, where other treatment option may not benefit the patient, while non-surgical procedures are widely advised by doctors to patients suffering from serious neck disorders or pain. A non-surgical cervical neck pain treatment mainly includes:

  • Pain relief gels
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Steroid injections 
  • Anti-inflammatory drug dosages (prescribed)
  • Anti-epileptic medicines, such as Neurontin   

However, consummation of any of the above drugs should be done only after recommendation by an expert doctor.  

To get relief, from your neck pain in a non-surgical way, contact Capri Spine Clinic and say good bye to your pain; as we don’t just treat the pain but we treat the cause also,  so that you don’t have to suffer from it again and again.