Maybe it was caused by a recent incident, or maybe it’s a chronic issue that you’ve faced for years. Either way, if you’re experiencing neck pain, you’ve come to the right place. Whatever the reason is, we want to help you get to the bottom of your discomfort, and combat the issue right at the source.
Know that you’re not alone in your neck pain. Every doctor on our team treats patients from all throughout New Jersey who are going through exactly what you are, all of whom agree that we’re the best in the business when it comes to properly diagnosing, treating, and eliminating issues and injuries that cause neck pain. Folks from Somerset, Franklin Township, Edison, Highland Park, New Brunswick, and other surrounding towns in Middlesex County, have counted on the University Pain Medicine Center to treat and eliminate their neck pain time and time again.
These are some common culprits of neck discomfort:
Osteoarthritis – Also referred to as degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of neck pain. Many geriatric patients experience osteoarthritis because it is most often caused by the wear and tear of one’s joints and body. You can get osteoarthritis where joints lie, and the neck is no exception.
Poor Posture – If you’ve been known to slouch a little bit, that could be one of the reasons why your neck hurts. Since your posture has an effect on the curvature of your spine overall, and your neck is held by the spine, your posture has a direct impact on your neck. A common stance that people take that is known to cause neck discomfort is holding your head forward slightly in front of your shoulders.
Trauma/Whiplash – Whiplash is no walk in the park, and if you you’ve gone through a traumatic experience that caused the violent and rapid movement of your neck, you’re undoubtedly experiencing some pain. If you’re among the unfortunate, your whiplash could lead to more long-term neck problems, like chronic pain, cognitive dysfunction, and disc disease.
Other – There are a variety of reasons why you may be going through neck stress; not just arthritis, posture, and whiplash. If you aren’t sure about the source of your pain, we encourage you to schedule an appoint with us. We’ll make a diagnosis, form a plan of action, and help you get to the bottom of your discomfort.
We’re ready to help you get back to normal again!
People from all over New Jersey come to the University Pain Medicine Center to treat their neck pain because we’ve built a practice that does everything well and right. Once more, patients from these areas regularly trust our doctors to treat their neck problems:
- Franklin Township
- Highland Park
- New Brunswick
- And Surrounding Areas in Middlesex County