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Neck Pain

Neurology Specialists, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Behavioral and Therapy Services located in Coral Springs, Sunrise and Fort Lauderdale, FL

Neck Pain services offered in Coral Springs, Sunrise and Fort Lauderdale, FL

Does neck pain, weakness, or stiffness feel crippling? If so, you don’t have to live with these uncomfortable symptoms. At The Neurology Institute in Coral Springs and Sunrise, Florida, the skilled neurology team determines the cause of neck pain and treats it to restore your mobility and quality of life. Call the office to learn more or use the online scheduler today.

Neck Pain Q&A

What is neck pain?

Neck pain is the discomfort often associated with an injury or disease. It may be mild or severe and can affect your quality of life when left untreated. If your neck pain feels debilitating or doesn’t go away after a few days, see The Neurology Institute team for an evaluation. 

What does neck pain feel like?

Neck pain may appear as:

  • Dull aching
  • Sharp pain
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Burning
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Weakness
  • Stiffness
  • Throbbing pain

Numerous conditions can cause neck pain, and sometimes it goes away on its own over time with rest and home remedies. Other times, medical treatment is the best way to ensure a full, speedy recovery.

What are the risk factors for neck pain?

The common causes and risk factors associated with neck pain include:

  • Whiplash
  • Muscle strains
  • Arthritis
  • Older age
  • Worn-down joints
  • Nerve compression
  • Tumors
  • Meningitis 

You might sustain a neck injury after playing contact sports, falling down, having poor posture, lifting something heavy, or being in a car accident.

The best ways to prevent neck pain include using good posture, not smoking or carrying heavy bags on our shoulders, and sleeping in a comfortable position. Take breaks when you drive or work at a computer for long periods.

How does my provider pinpoint the cause of neck pain?

To find the cause of neck pain and treat it, the team at The Neurology Institute reviews your lifestyle habits, medical history, and symptoms. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam that includes a neurological exam, and may order diagnostic tests.

For example, you may need blood tests, nerve testing, X-rays, an MRI, a CT scan, or another imaging procedure.

How is neck pain treated?

Your personalized neck pain treatment might include home remedies, physical therapy, medications, or medical procedures. Your provider may recommend you use ice or heat packs, take over-the-counter or prescription medicines, use a neck brace, or try home exercises. Massage and chiropractic adjustments are often effective conservative treatments for neck pain.

You might be a candidate for injections, traction, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, or surgery. 

The Neurology Institute team recommends conservative treatments whenever possible and offers medical procedures when necessary to give you long-lasting comfort.

To reduce neck pain and determine which treatment is best for you, call The Neurology Institute office or schedule an appointment online today.