When you have severe pain in your neck, it can begin to impact other areas of your body. Your shoulders will likely begin to ache as well as your head and upper back. There are several causes as to why you could be hurting along with quite a few unexpected benefits that you can see once you begin getting the neck pain relief that you need.
Seeking assistance for your neck pain can result in a decrease in the tension that is often felt in the muscles and tendons in this area. You can prevent the wear and tear of the discs in your neck as well. Pinched nerves tend to cause pain as well as inflammation, arthritis, and degeneration of the discs in your neck. When you’re in pain, it could be because of one of these issues. Treating these issues can usually lead to stronger discs in the rest of your spine and stronger muscles in your shoulders and upper arms.
It’s sometimes difficult to identify exactly what’s causing the pain that you feel in your neck. However, once you seek treatment to get neck pain relief, you’ll usually notice that you sleep better and that it’s easier to take on your normal tasks during the day. You aren’t as focused on the pain that you have, which can lead to a decrease in anxiety, depression, and stress that you might experience during the day. Sometimes, stress can lead to tightening of the muscles in your neck. This can lead to headaches that can become severe. Once your neck pain is treated, then these headaches usually go away.
If your neck feels as though it’s twisted to one side or as though it jerks to one side, then it could be a condition called torticollis. This is usually a painful condition and one where it’s difficult to keep your neck in alignment. Muscle or ligament strains or sprains are usually the cause of this condition. The symptoms that you experience usually become worse overnight, resulting in severe pain in the morning. Infections, tumors, or medications could be causes of this condition. When you visit our office, we can perform tests to determine exactly what is taking place in your neck so that the proper treatment can be provided. Relief from this kind of pain often leads to sleeping better and having a full range of motion from your neck during the day.
If you are concerned about neck pain relief, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Craig C. Callewart, MD PA. At our convenient locations in Dallas and Addison, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain your options in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!