Neck pain is a real pain, to be blunt! This is especially so if you start to notice that you are uncomfortable more often than not. We cannot tell you how many people we meet who express that their discomfort begins the moment they open their eyes in the morning, and how much more say that they are occasionally – or frequently – kept up at night because of tingling, burning, or aching somewhere along the spine.
Neck pain may be a common complaint, but that does not mean that it does not need to be taken seriously. If you experience any of the following symptoms on a regular basis, you could benefit from a consultation for care:
- Stiffness or soreness on one or both sides of the neck
- Burning or tingling
- Pain or numbness radiates from your neck to your shoulders or arms
- Nausea and dizziness
- Difficulty speaking, walking, writing, or swallowing
- Blurry vision
If neck pain is associated with light sensitivity, high fever, or severe pain upon moving, or you have recently suffered an injury, you need to obtain care as soon as possible. In some instances, neck pain could indicate a bigger, more serious condition.
So, what is the problem?
Your doctor wants to find the most appropriate treatment for your neck pain. To do so, it is first necessary to uncover the real problem. Pain is only a symptom; we must now find its source. If you have not been in any accident, you may struggle to understand why you are in pain. A few of the common circumstances include:
- Daily Living. Life and all of the physicality of it can take a toll on the body. The way that you move will have an effect on the overall structural wellness of your spine. Also, science is revealing just how impactful emotional stress can be regarding physical health, particularly where inflammation and pain are concerned. Watch your posture, and, if necessary, obtain assistance in the area of mechanical function to ease the stress of living in your body.
- Remember that physicality involved in living? Well, it can also affect you more as you age. Osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease are particularly common as we all grow older, and each can become chronic and highly problematic if not addressed earlier rather than later.
Schedule A Consultation
There are several ways to mitigate the factors that degrade spinal health. If your needs have surpassed non-surgical solutions, we are here to help you. Schedule a consultation with NYC spinal surgeon Dr. Albert at 212-606-1004.