Neck Pain

Pain Management, Weight Loss & Pain Medicine located in Elkridge, MD
Neck Pain

Neck Pain services located in Elkridge, MD

Neck pain can affect your comfort, mood, productivity, and sleep quality. If you struggle with chronic neck pain, BPMS has the solution you need. Att Better Pain Management Strategies in Elkridge, Maryland. Dr. Mercy Amah, DNP, offers the most effective pain management techniques to relieve and prevent neck pain. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Neck Pain Q & A

Why won’t my neck pain go away?

Neck pain is a common problem affecting people of all ages and occupations, including office workers, athletes, and individuals working manual labor jobs. It can impact daily activities such as driving, working at a computer, or even sleeping, causing constant discomfort and reducing productivity. 

With several bones, muscles, ligaments, and nerves that support the head and allow for movement, the neck is a complicated structure. Injuries, degenerative conditions, and even poor posture can cause pain that affects your quality of life.

Common causes of neck pain include:

  • Muscle strain
  • Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Herniated disc
  • Bone spurs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Whiplash

It's crucial to seek prompt medical attention and follow a comprehensive treatment plan to alleviate neck pain and prevent it from interfering with daily life and work.

I have neck pain. Is it serious?

Neck pain can range from mild to severe. It may be a temporary annoyance or a chronic problem that impacts your daily life. Uncovering the underlying cause of neck pain is essential to determine the appropriate treatment.

Your pain management specialist conducts a thorough medical history review and physical exam to identify the source of your pain. They may test your range of motion, flexibility, and strength to assess the severity of your condition. 

Finally, your pain management specialist may order lab work and imaging scans, such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT), to further investigate your symptoms.

How do I know if neck pain is muscular or a pinched nerve?

While it’s impossible to determine whether you have muscular or nerve pain without a proper diagnosis, muscle pain tends to feel like a dull ache. Your neck may feel stiff and sore, with pain that stretches through your shoulder and upper back. Stretching your neck can provide temporary relief from muscular pain.

A pinched nerve typically feels like a burning or shooting sensation that radiates down your shoulder blade or arm. 

What are the most effective treatments for neck pain?

Better Pain Management Strategies offers several effective treatments to relieve neck pain, including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Corticosteroid injections

With an individualized care plan, you can achieve lasting relief from neck pain. Call Better Pain Management Strategies today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

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