ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL CONSULTANTS
Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, & Podiatry located in Merrillville, IN
More than 30% of adults experience chronic neck pain at some point. At Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants, located in Merrillville, Indiana, you can receive compassionate, state-of-the-art treatment for neck pain management. You don't have to live with chronic or ongoing neck pain. To speak with an orthopaedic specialist about your condition, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Neck Pain Q & A
Why do I have neck pain?
There are many diseases and conditions that can lead to neck pain, with some of the most common being:
- Cervical disc herniation
- Cervical spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Traumatic injuries, such as whiplash
- Chronic poor posture
Without a doubt, neck pain is inconvenient and frustrating. Unfortunately, it frequently happens at the same time as back pain and shoulder pain.
When do I need treatment for neck pain?
Neck pain can sometimes improve within a day or two. If you have very mild neck pain, over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs at home can sometimes resolve the issue. But, if your neck pain returns frequently or never goes away, it's time to visit Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants.
If you have severe neck pain, particularly if it includes additional issues like severe stiffness, headaches, radiating pain, or tingling and numbness in your arms and hands, you need medical care promptly.
It's particularly important to take neck pain after an accident seriously, even if the pain isn't overwhelming at first. Some neck injuries, like whiplash, may not show severe symptoms until more than a day after the accident.
How is neck pain diagnosed?
Because neck pain has a great many possible causes, the team at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants performs comprehensive diagnostic testing to determine the exact cause of your pain and other problems.
That includes not only a complete review of your symptoms but also lifestyle assessment, hands-on physical exams, and X-rays or other imaging where necessary.
What is the best treatment for neck pain?
Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants prescribes customized neck pain management plans with the goal of healing the problem from within whenever possible. Non-surgical treatments may include options like:
- Physical therapy
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
- Steroid injections
If you have severe neck pain despite non-surgical treatment, you could need neck surgery. Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants offers minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures, which the surgeons perform using tiny incisions, thin surgical tools, and a miniature fiber-optic camera that projects the inside of your neck on a large screen.
If you have neck pain that interrupts your lifestyle, you don't have to cope with it long-term. Call Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants or book an appointment online today.