Because the neck must bear the weight of the human head, it has to remain flexible. This can also make it prone to injury. One of the causes of neck pain is the result of a pinched nerve. This happens when the vertebrae shift out of alignment, causing them to push down on the nerves and producing pain in the neck.
Vertebrae can shift out of alignment from:
Some of the most common reasons neck pain occurs can be avoided by using a few simple techniques. These include:
Neck pain is a common disturbance but if the pain begins to interrupt your day-to-day activities, a doctor’s care may be necessary. You should visit Silicon Valley Pain Management for neck pain if:
Treatment will vary based on your condition. Treatments for neck pain include medical acupuncture, dry needling and variety of pain injections such as cervical epidural steroid injection, trigger point injections, Botox trigger point injection, medical branch block, rhizotomy or radio-frequency lesioning.
We accept Medicare, Insurance PPO Plans, and Workers' Compensation. We also have an option for self-pay for services for patients without insurance . Please call our office if you have any questions.