The neck is a delicate area that can have effects on the entire body.
As such, an injury, stiffness or chronic pain in this region can have a dramatic impact on your mobility and quality of life. At the Orthohealing Center, we’re here to help you identify exactly what’s causing your discomfort, so we can resolve the issue for good and deliver long-lasting pain relief.
Symptoms of neck pain
Depending on the underlying cause, neck pain symptoms can take on many different forms. Some of the most common ones we see among our clients in Beverly Hills and surrounding areas include:
- Pain when holding your head in one place for long periods of time
- Inability to move your head freely
- Muscle tightness
- Muscle spasms
- Frequent cracking and crunching
- Numbness and nerve pain radiating from the neck down to the upper arm and hand
Diagnosing the underlying cause of your pain
The fragile neck area is fairly susceptible to damage and chronic pain. As such, discomfort in this region can either be acute or long-lasting, and may be caused by a number of different injuries and conditions, including:
- Muscle strains (the most common cause of neck pain)
- Whiplash injuries
- Sports injuriesArthritis
- Disc degeneration
- Pinched Nerve/Disc Herniation
- Facet disease/degeneration
- Myofascial/postural pain and trigger points
Because neck pain is associated with so many different problems, our priority is always to figure out exactly what’s causing your discomfort. To that end, we will talk to you about your symptoms and medical history, as well as perform a full hands on physical examination. We will begin by asking you detailed questions about your pain and whether or not you participate in any activities or sports that may be contributing to your symptoms. From there, we will assess your range of motion and evaluate your neck for tender areas.
Our goal throughout this process is to achieve a definitive diagnosis, so we can prescribe an appropriate and successful treatment plan. To that end, we will often order x-rays or MRI and additional imaging tests to confirm our suspected diagnosis and obtain more insight into the underlying cause of your condition.
Regenerative treatment for your neck pain
Our world-class physiatrists at the Orthohealing Center are 100% committed to relieving your discomfort and getting you back to your normal life as quickly as possible – without the need for surgery. In addition, we want to truly resolve the underlying cause of your pain, rather than simply mask your symptoms on a temporary basis.
At the Orthohealing Center, we focus on resolving your neck pain with alternative treatment options such regenerative approaches, which can potentially repair underlying damage and possibly deliver profound and long-lasting relief. From platelet-rich plasma therapy to bone marrow stem cell therapy and everything in between, we responsibly offer the most innovative and effective cutting-edge treatments available—so you can make a full and rapid return to your sport and your life.