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Best and Effective Treatment for Neck pain in Kphb, Kukatpally, Hyderabad

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Neck Pain

Neck pain is commonest problem .Poor posture either from leaning over a computer for longer periods at work strains neck muscles and may cause neck pain.

It is usually relieved by medical management and rarely may be cause dbe underlying serious problem ( when associated with numbness or loss of strength of arm or hands or radiation pain along the shoulder to the arm ).

What are the most common causes of Neck Pain?

Most common causes include :

  • Muscle strains - Due to neck strain secondary to longer time on computer or mobile phones .
  • Aging – Wear and tear secondary to aging
  • Nerve compression - Herniated discs or bone spurs in the vertebrae of the neck can compress the nerves and cause pain
  • Injuries – Due to any trauma (whiplash injury).
  • Diseases – Rarely Certain diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis can cause neck pain.

What are the symptoms of Neck Pain?

Symptoms include:

  • Severe Neck Pain - worsened by holding the head in one place for long periods, such as when driving or working at a computer
  • Tightness of muscles and spasms
  • Restriction of head mobility
  • Headache (sometimes)
  • Radiating pain to arms or hands

How do we diagnose Neck Pain?

Your orthopedician will take your medical history and do an examination. The examination will include checking for site of pain , tenderness , range of neck movements and numbness or radiation along arm or hands and may order some tests to rule out any underlying causes -

Imaging tests

Imaging tests might help find the cause of the neck pain and done only after examination by your orthopedician -

  • X-rays
  • CT scan
  • MRI

Other tests (based on symptoms) -

  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Blood tests

what is the treatment of Neck Pain?

Usually mild to moderate neck pain responds to self care within two or three weeks . Pain relievers and heat application to the pain site may help some times .


Pain relievers such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or opiods need to be taken as directed by the treating doctor .Sometimes for muscle spasms the doctor will prescribe muscle relaxants along with pain killers.

  • Physiotherapy - A physiotherapist will teach correct posture, alignment and neck-strengthening exercises to relieve neck pain.It also may involve use of heat or ice to ease pain.
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) Pain relief through nerve stimulation through electrodes .
  • Soft neck collar. A soft collar supports the neck and may help relieve pain by taking pressure off the neck. Longer use than that of prescribed by the doctor may cause more harm than good

Surgical and other procedures

  • Steroid injections - In long standing cases of neck pain ,the surgeon might inject steroid medications near the nerve roots, joints or muscles in the neck which provide pain relief.
  • Surgery - Surgery might be considered in cases of underlying cause such as nerve root or spinal cord compression causing neck pain .
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Neck Pain

Neck pain, sometimes called cervicalgia, is pain in or around your spine beneath your head. Your neck is also known as your cervical spine. Neck pain is a common symptom of many different injuries and medical conditions.Neck pain can interfere with your daily activities and reduce your quality of life if it’s not treated.

Neck pain is common, affecting 10% to 20% of adults. It’s more common in women and people assigned female at birth. Your chance of developing it increases with age.

Healing time depends on what’s causing your neck pain. Neck pain caused by common issues like strains and stress usually improves within a week or two. It may take a few months before the pain disappears entirely.

You can take steps to prevent neck pain related to strains and tense musclesas advised by your orthopedic surgeon -

  • Practice good posture.
  • Adjust your sleep position.
  • Stay active.
  • Don’t carry heavy weight on your shoulders
  • Exercise your upper back extensor muscles

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