Integrity Spine & Orthopedics Logo

Neck Pain

Neck Pain services offered in Jacksonville and Middleburg, FL

Neck pain is a common problem that’s often debilitating. Simple treatments ease neck discomfort and restore joint range of motion. At Integrity Spine & Orthopedics in Jacksonville, Florida, our orthopedic specialists offer highly effective neck pain treatments to give you the quality of life you deserve. Call our office for pain relief or schedule an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What does neck pain feel like?

Neck pain is an affliction in your neck or surrounding tissues that might be mild, moderate, or severe. It can be:

  • Aching, dull pain
  • Sharp or shooting pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Warmth
  • Headaches

You can also experience a reduced range of motion, muscle tension and tightness, and muscle spasms.

Neck discomfort often results because of an injury or chronic disease. The pain can come and go periodically or linger for several months or longer without proper treatment.

What are the common risk factors for neck discomfort?

Neck pain may appear because of the following common risk factors:

  • Car accidents
  • Falls
  • Sports injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis (a narrowed spinal canal)
  • Strains or sprains
  • Repetitive motions
  • Poor sleeping positions
  • Nerve compression
  • Herniated discs
  • Tumors
  • Worn joints
  • Poor posture
  • Physically demanding jobs

However, the cause of neck pain isn’t always known. See our team at the first sign of extreme or ongoing neck discomfort.

Ways to reduce the chance of developing neck pain include:

  • Using good posture
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Eating nutritious foods
  • Using proper techniques when lifting heavy objects

Avoid smoking, sleep in a comfortable position, and don’t carry heavy items on your shoulder.

How does my provider find the root cause of neck pain?

At Integrity Spine & Orthopedics, our specialists use several methods to determine the cause of your neck discomfort. We check your vital signs, review your medical history and symptoms, complete a physical exam, and use diagnostic tests and procedures.

You might need X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan. Blood tests, nerve testing, and other diagnostic procedures can help us develop an effective neck pain treatment plan.

How is neck pain treated?

To reduce or eliminate neck pain, our team of orthopedic specialists may suggest one or more of the following treatments:

  • Heat and cold packs
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Bracing
  • Immobilization
  • Massage
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment
  • Physical therapy
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Traction
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Surgery

We tailor each neck pain treatment using the most conservative treatments whenever possible. We offer surgery when other treatments haven’t worked, or your neck pain is severe.

Call the Integrity Spine & Orthopedics office or book a visit online today to get relief from neck pain.