Neck pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints. With posture and technology causing significant strain of the muscles and joints along the neck it is no surprise that many struggle with this daily. Sadly, for many there is limited benefit with the current NSAID and topical treatments. Many physicians offer little else beside a referral to PT. This is a start for treatment and if PT is enough to resolve the pain that is the best method. For many however this is not enough.
Evaluation of the muscles and joints in the neck is best completed with knowledge of how to heal those injuries. Currently in most medical practices if there is a muscle tear PT is the only option to help with the pain. If there is joint arthritis medication and PT is all that can be offered. Sometimes a cortisone injection is offered to help with the joint inflammation. The problem with these treatments is that they don’t address the underlying injury. The steroid injection or NSAIDs only attempt to control pain. Physical therapy is great in some cases. But many times guided motion and appropriate strengthening are not enough. Sometimes the muscle is not able to strengthen due to injury. It is the injured muscle that needs to be treated with something that can help the body to heal itself. This can be accomplished with PRP or Prolotherapy and Ultrasound evaluation. This allows for the injury to be found and to treat this issue directly at the source. These treatments will stimulate injured tissue to heal and resolve chronic inflammation.
Neuralgia is also a frequent cause of neck pain. This happens when nerves become pinched between layers of fascia. This often leads to pain radiating up the back and side of the head. Ultrasound in the hands of a skilled provider can follow the path of these nerves finding the location that is the most restricted. Injection treatments can then be used to help free up the nerve and resolve the radiating nerve pain.
At The St. George Health and Wellness Group, we have the solutions to your dis-ease. Our regenerative physician, can properly evaluate and suggest treatments other than addictive drugs and surgery. Knee pain, back pain, shoulder pain, Auto Accident, sports injury, we are your Rode Back to Health.
At the Road Back to Health clinic our Doctors will work with you to find the root cause of your pain and treat it in a way to provide long term relief not just a short term fix for the problem.