When a problem develops in your neck, it can limit your life in surprising ways, such as being unable to turn your head without pain. To combat neck pain, Kin Tsoi, MD, and the team at Advanced Wellness & Musculoskeletal Pain Clinic offer several effective solutions to patients in and around Stamford, Connecticut, which can help them regain pain-free movement. To learn more, call the office, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.
Your neck may be relatively small, but it’s an incredibly complex area that performs a number of critical functions, including:
To help accomplish these tasks, your neck is made up of seven small vertebrae. Surrounding these vertebrae are a host of soft tissue components, such as:
These supportive tissues enable support and range of motion in your neck, but they’re also vulnerable to wear-and-tear and injury.
Your neck is an extremely active area, and neck pain can crop up for any number of reasons, including:
Muscle strain is the most common complaint when it comes to neck pain, but, thankfully, these episodes are often acute. Chronic neck pain, on the other hand, typically develops on the heels of an injury or when the musculoskeletal components of your neck are subjected to wear-and-tear.
While pain is the most obvious symptom that something is amiss in your neck, a problem in your neck can come with other symptoms, including:
It’s important to understand that sometimes a problem with numbness or tingling in your hand may actually indicate a problem in your neck.
When you come in, Dr. Tsoi and the team at Advanced Wellness & Musculoskeletal Pain Clinic thoroughly assess your symptoms and your medical history to determine the exact cause of your neck pain. They also rely on advanced imaging to take a closer look at what’s going on inside your neck.
Once they identify the source of your neck pain, their goal is to help you find much-needed relief without simply covering up the problem using medications. To do this, the team offers a number of innovative treatments, including:
The team typically starts out conservatively, only getting more aggressive should your neck pain persist.
To find relief from neck pain, call Advanced Wellness & Musculoskeletal Pain Clinic, or request an appointment online today.