Atlanta, Georgia's Best Neck Pain and Whiplash Injury Treatment Clinic
It has become cliche to call something a pain in the neck, but it is a pain!
Many people come to our Whiplash Care and Neck Pain Treatment Clinics in Atlanta to get help from chronic or acute neck pain symptoms.
Neck pain has become such a common experience for most people, whether they were injured in a car accident and are feeling the effects, woke up with a stiff neck, have chronic muscle tension in their neck and shoulders because of working on a computer or tablet all day or were hurt playing a sport.
Understanding the Roots of your Neck Pain
Many demands are placed on your spine. It holds up your head, shoulders, and upper body. It gives you support to stand up straight, and gives you the necessary flexibility to bend, twist, rotate, extend and glide, all while protecting your delicate spinal cord.
Your Neck is composed of vertebrae that begin in the upper torso and end at the base of the skull. The bony vertebrae along with the ligaments (which are comparable to thick rubber bands) provide stability to the spinal structure while the discs provide shock absorption. The muscles allow the neck to glide smoothly for motion and provide necessary support.
The neck has a significant amount of motion and supports but, because it is less protected than the rest of the spine, the neck can be vulnerable to injury and disorders that produce pain and restrict motion.
For many people, Neck Pain is a progressive issue that can cause terrible discomfort if not taken care of quickly. Also, because the delicate nerves of our arms initially run through the cervical spine, any damage to a nerve segment in the cervical spine can begin a cascading effect leading to burning, tingling, numbness and weakness down the arms and into the fingers.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it is critical that you get checked out by one of our Neck Pain Doctors in Atlanta today! If this nerve damage persists it can have a long term impact on your quality of life. Click the link below to receive a Free Consultation.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
- Whiplash Injuries from a Car Accident or Sports Trauma
- Poor Posture Caused by being at a desk too long placing additional stress on your cervical discs
- Having your computer monitor placed too high or too low during the day causes muscle imbalance throughout your Upper Back and Neck Musculature
- Sleeping Improperly
- Twisting your head too quickly
- Exercising improperly
- Sports Injury
What to Expect During Your Free Neck Pain Consultation
Our Neck Pain and Whiplash Doctors will evaluate your spine as a whole because other regions of the spine may be affected as well, not just your Neck. We will help educate you on nutrition, stress management, and lifestyle goals in addition to treating your neck pain.
Here are some quick tips our doctors will go over on how to Manage Your Neck Pain at Home:
How to Use Ice Properly
Cold can reduce swelling directly to an inflamed area. Lay down on a cold pack or a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel on your neck for 20 minutes, do not use your arm to hold it in place because we want the muscles in your shoulders and neck to relax during this time.
Check Your Pillow and How you are sleeping
Make sure you use a firm pillow to sleep on your side or do not use a pillow if you are sleeping on your back. If your pillow is too large, it forces your neck to flex in an unnatural position. After a long night’s sleep, the muscles in your neck become overly tight and can cause severe stiffness and pain. If you need more tricks on how to sleep with the right posture, click here.
Try Light Stretches and Movement
Light neck stretches can help to loosen stiff muscles. You may want to gently move your neck muscles as you look up and down and then from side to side. Limit the range of motion you use to keep you out of pain.
In addition to giving you tips about at home relief, our doctors will conduct a thorough examination to diagnose the specific cause of your neck pain. We will determine any areas of restricted movement and look at how you walk as well as your overall posture and spinal alignment.
Doing these things can help us understand your body’s mechanics. In addition to the physical exam, we’ll also go through your past medical history, and we may order imaging tests, like an x-ray or MRI, to help us diagnose the exact cause of your neck pain symptoms.
Let's Get Your Out of Neck Pain!
There are many options that the doctors at our Atlanta Neck Pain Clinics offer for the treatment of neck, shoulder, arm and hand pain. At Arrowhead Clinic, we have been treating victims of Neck Pain Injuries for nearly 40 years!
Our medical staff offers a Free Consultation at any of our seven Atlanta Clinic locations, so you can determine the main cause of your Neck Pain and what is needed for proper treatment.
Click the link below to get for a Free Consultation at one of our Atlanta Clinics to get help from your Neck Pain symptoms today.