Clark Integrated Medical Clinics
Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Care Centers & Integrated Medical Clinic located in Lafayette, LA & New Iberia, LA
Neck pain is frustrating and uncomfortable, especially when it may appear to start for no reason or linger for too long. With more than 30 years of combined experience in conservative and allopathic management of neck pain, the medical team at Clark Integrated Medical Clinics has solutions. With locations in Lafayette and New Iberia, Louisiana, you can get effective neck pain relief at a center near you. Call or go online to schedule a consultation today.
Neck Pain Q & A
What conditions cause neck pain?
Many conditions can cause neck pain, including trauma, poor posture, or a sports injury. Some common conditions that cause neck pain include:
- Muscle strain or ligament sprain
- Spinal joint dysfunction
- Degenerative disc disease
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Cervical radiculopathy
Solutions are available at Clark Integrated Medical Clinics to relieve your pain and prevent it from returning.
What structures in the neck can cause pain?
Your neck is called the cervical region, which extends from the base of your skull to the top of your shoulder blades. Numerous cervical structures can cause neck pain.
The joints in your neck allow for flexibility and movement, but dysfunction can cause stiffness and decreased range of motion.
Your cervical nerves are located in between each vertebra. If the joints, muscles, ligaments, or discs are injured, they can irritate or pinch your cervical nerves and cause numbness and tingling.
Cervical muscles and ligaments
Your muscles and ligaments can be injured when they are overstretched. You can overstretch them in a moment of time — such as if you experience a whiplash — or over a long period of time, such as if you stare at your computer continuously. This can lead to soreness, pain, and stiffness.
Located between each vertebra for cushioning, your cervical discs can bulge or herniate, causing pain and irritating surrounding nerves, soft tissues, and joints.
How is neck pain diagnosed?
The cause of your neck pain will be diagnosed after a comprehensive evaluation. First, your doctor will ask you about your medical history, symptoms, and pain.
Then, your doctor will perform a physical examination, during which they will evaluate the flexibility and strength of your neck and assess the function of your joints, discs, and nerves.
In some cases, your doctor may request X-rays or an MRI if a more complex issue is suspected. After this, your doctor will make a diagnosis and provide you with an individualized treatment plan.
How is neck pain treated?
Depending on the cause of your pain, your treatment may include chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitation, pain relief creams, or medications. Your doctor will work closely with you to determine which treatments are most effective for your condition.
At Clark Integrated Medical Clinics, your doctors want to provide you with relief from neck pain. Call or click now to schedule a consultation today.