Chronic neck pain can be a life-long problem unless you take action to address the root causes of your pain. It may be a postural problem, muscular imbalance, inflamed nerve, or an old injury contributing to your neck pain. The important thing to remember is that there is a treatment that will help you.
Neck pain is considered chronic when it lasts for more than a week. At that point, you will want to start considering your options. For posture-related pain, it can be valuable to change the way you sit and stand throughout the day. Though it is hard to break life-long habits, the relief can be astonishing, even from small changes. For pain caused by muscle imbalances or past injuries, a more thoughtful medical approach may be warranted.
There are multiple health treatments available to you, depending on your needs. Shooting pain or a sudden loss of sensation may require a hands-on approach to address urgent neurological issues, with one of our specialists on your side to guide you to the best long-term solutions. Tingling, burning pain may be caused by inflammation of muscles and nerves, which can be addressed with anti-inflammatories, hands-on therapies, or corrective surgeries. Low level, ongoing pain can be fixed with a mix of therapies to get you feeling better faster.
The key is to not let neck pain run unchecked in your life. Chronic pain reduces your quality of life and makes everyday activity a problem but it doesn’t have to be a permanent problem for you. Here at Bergen Medical Sports and Spine, we can help start the path to a better, pain-free life for you.