Neck pain is extremely common, with research suggesting anywhere from 20 to 70 percent of adults experience it at one point during their lifetime. Your neck is a very vulnerable part of the body and susceptible to injury, which is why it is so important you come into Texas Partners Healthcare Group, should you experience neck pain of any kind. The neck, or cervical spine, is comprised of the vertebrae, starting at the upper torso and ending at the base of the skull. In addition to the bony vertebrae, there are multiple ligaments and muscles that provide stability. There are also a coordinated network of joints and nerves that work together to keep you supported and pain-free. These muscles are what allow for support and range of motion, which can be compromised in the event of injury or illness.
Your neck supports the weight of your head. If it is under unnecessary stress or if you trip and fall, it could cause serious injury to the neck, leaving you in pain. There are many different problems that could result in pain in the neck, from muscle injury to a pinched nerve. In the event the spinal cord becomes irritated, it can cause pain in the legs and lower part of the body. In most cases, neck pain will go away in several days or weeks. However, if the pain persists and lasts for months, it could mean there is a more serious medical condition. If you are living with chronic neck pain, please contact Texas Partners Healthcare Group today and schedule an appointment with one of our pain management specialists.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
Neck pain could happen as a result of abnormalities in the soft tissues, such as the muscles, ligaments, and nerves, or the bones and discs of the spine. Most commonly, neck pain is due to soft tissue abnormalities that occur as a result of injury or wear and tear. In some rare instances, neck pain may occur as a result of infection or tumors. Here is a look at some of the most common causes of neck pain treated at Texas Partners Healthcare Group:
- Poor posture
- Poor sleeping posture
- Improperly lifting heavy objects
- Computer not at the right height
- Looking down for a prolonged period of time
- Pinched nerve
If you have been in an accident or are suffering from chronic neck pain, please contact one of our locations in Dallas, Allen, Flower Mound, Frisco, or McKinney to schedule an appointment. We are a multispecialty group that treats children and adults suffering from a wide range of conditions. If you are looking for pain management solutions for your neck pain, please contact us today. We are here to answer any questions you may have and are here for all your needs.