Q & A
What are common causes of neck pain?
Your neck performs an essential function: supporting the weight of your head. This task makes it vulnerable to injuries, tears, and strains that can cause you pain and limited motion.
Some other common causes of neck pain include:
- Overuse of your neck muscles (hunched over a computer or phone)
- Sports injuries
- Certain diseases (arthritis, some forms of cancer)
- Nerve damage (herniated discs or bone spurs)
- Wear and tear (worn joints in your neck)
- Other trauma (i.e. car accidents)
Even though it’s a prevalent issue affecting millions of Americans, there are simple steps you can take to prevent neck pain.
How do you prevent neck pain?
Here are some tips that you can incorporate into your everyday life that will help to prevent neck pain:
- Keep good posture
- Use a headset or Bluetooth for your phone
- If you have a desk job, take breaks and get up to walk around
- Don’t smoke tobacco
- Avoid carrying heavy bags with shoulder straps
- Pay attention to your sleep position (sleep on your back)
Talk to the medical professionals at Glaser Pain Relief Center if you have questions about neck pain prevention.
When should I see a medical professional about my neck pain?
If your neck pain limits your ability to go to work or walk around, it’s time to contact Dr. Glaser. There’s no need to suffer through your pain.
Not only can he provide pain relief, but he can help diagnose chronic conditions and treat you early.
How do you treat neck pain?
If you come to Dr. Glaser for neck pain relief, he will do everything he can to alleviate your pain without the use of pain medication. Your treatment may include a combination of:
- Lifestyle modifications
- Physical therapy
- Non-surgical procedures
- Surgical procedures when necessary
Not all neck pain is alike. Dr. Glaser is an expert at evaluating the severity and causes of your pain and creating the right treatment plan for you. Your customized treatment plan will depend on a variety of factors and your discussions with Dr. Glaser will help him determine the best course of action to improve your situation.
If your pain lasts for more than three days, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Glaser for neck pain relief.
Glaser Pain Relief Center
Interventional Pain Management Specialist located in Encino, CA
Approximately 15% of people report experiencing neck pain at some point in their lives. At Glaser Pain Relief Center in Encino, California, renowned interventional pain management specialist, Jeffrey B. Glaser, MD, provides concrete solutions to this prevalent problem. This includes lifestyle modifications and innovative treatment options. Dr. Glaser will evaluate your pain, locate the cause, and address it head-on with an individualized treatment plan. Call or click ‘Book Online’ today to schedule an appointment to learn more.