Many people experience neck pain frequently. This happens for numerous reasons, incorrect posture, and injuries to different parts of your neck including bones, vertebral joints, muscle and ligaments. It is a common health condition and one that can be treated with positive results.
Neck pain can be experienced as a sharp pain, sudden pain, dull pain or chronic pain. You may feel stiffness of neck, muscle spasm, swelling, numbness, tingling sensation and even issues with balance. Neck pain can radiate from the lower back, shoulders, arms or upper back.
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain can be caused by strains, sprains, poor posture, nerve compression, infection and spinal tumours.
Neck pain is usually diagnosed by a specialist at Montreal International Clinic which includes a CT scan and X-Ray to identify the underlying cause. Our physicians will do a thorough analysis and check your reflexes, sensation and strength of neck muscles.
How can you prevent neck pain from occurring?
- You can do relaxation exercises to keep your neck from getting stiff
- Maintaining correct posture if you sit at the computer for long hours, Take breaks in-between and stretch your neck muscles to keep them relaxed
- Use a pillow to offer your neck some support
In the case of treatment, not all individuals will require neck surgery. It can be treated without surgical intervention. Our specialist doctors at Montreal International will recommend appropriate form of treatment to reduce pain and discomfort. Some of these treatment methods include,
- Prescribed pain medication
- Spinal injection
- Physical therapy
- Muscle relaxants
If a patient is not responding to non-surgical treatment methods, our doctors may recommend surgery.
You can contact us by booking an appointment by calling the number listed on our website.