neck PAIN AND INJURY
Your neck is made of bones, ligaments, and muscles that support the head and help move your head. Any kind of inflammation, injury, or abnormality with those components of the neck, it may result in pain. Sometimes it is caused by a fall or injury, and other times it’s simply caused by poor posture. Many kinds of pain are not serious and subside on their own within a few days, but other types of pain and injury can be much more serious, and require medical treatment.
Help With Neck Pain and Injuries
There are myriad reasons you might experience aches for a few days, beginning with things like sleeping in a bad position, poor posture, a car collision, working for too long at your desk, or even improper form while exercising. Regardless of the cause, seeking medical help is often the most prudent response to aches.
Whenever you experience any kind of ache that lasts for more than a week, that’s time to visit your doctor and have the situation examined and diagnosed. Start with a visit to your primary care physician who can refer you for physical therapy or an orthopedic specialist if needed.
Other Causes of Neck Pain
Rheumatoid arthritis can cause aching, and this is another condition your doctor can help with. Fibromyalgia often causes muscle aches around the back of the head and sometimes the shoulder. A visit to the doctor is required to diagnose these chronic conditions.
Any time you’ve been involved in an accident or fall that causes discomfort or pain, you should seek medical attention immediately. It’s also a good idea to have your neck checked out if you feel any kind of severe ache with no obvious cause or if you find a lump. Medical treatment is also important if accompanied by other conditions like a fever, swollen glands, aches going down your legs or arms, inability to make your chin touch your chest, inability to move legs or hands, difficulty breathing or swallowing, nausea, vomiting, weakness, tingling, numbness, or persistent bowel dysfunction.
Where to Get Treatment for Neck Pain and Injuries
Any neck injury has the potential to be serious, so it should be dealt with promptly. If you live in North Texas or if you’re visiting there when injured, you should immediately seek help at the North Texas Medical Center. Our specialists have a great deal of experience treating pains and injuries, and they’ll be able to diagnose your issue, then recommend appropriate treatment.
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