Due to its location and range-of-motion, your neck is often left unprotected and at risk for injury. Neck pain can range from mild discomfort to disabling, chronic pain.
Many different things can cause neck pain including injury, age-related disorders, and inflammatory disease. Causes of neck pain and problems may include:
Along with a complete medical history and physical exam, diagnostic procedures for neck pain may include:
Treatment may include:
Treatment for neck pain is recommended when the pain starts to prevent any future injury or damage.
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your healthcare provider:
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