If you experience a work-related injury or you’re rear-ended in a car accident, it’s normal to experience neck pain. Still, if your symptoms persist or get worse, don’t wait to visit a medical professional. At Regenerative Medicine of Iowa, PC, physical medicine and rehabilitation provider Michael D. Jackson, MD, FAAPMR, uses holistic treatments to relieve neck pain. Call the office or click the online booking feature today to make an appointment at the West Des Moines, Iowa, practice.
Neck pain is any discomfort that affects your cervical spine –– the seven vertebrae and surrounding soft tissues that support your head.
Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal issue that affects people of all ages. Usually, it responds to ice and rest, but if your symptoms persist, it could point to a more serious underlying condition.
Neck pain occurs for various reasons, including:
You might also experience neck pain if you have an underlying medical issue, like arthritis, a fracture, or a strained muscle.
Most cases of neck pain are mild and resolve on their own with rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain medication. If your pain gets worse or interferes with your ability to drive, work, or exercise, contact Dr. Jackson right away.
To diagnose neck pain, Dr. Jackson reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms, including when they started, their severity, and if the pain is dull, sharp, or throbbing. Next, he physically examines your neck, gently moving it from side to side, testing its strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
If an exam isn’t enough to make a diagnosis, Dr. Jackson might also order X-rays or MRI to see if there’s a fracture or a herniated disc.
Dr. Jackson treats neck pain using a holistic and interventional medicine approach. Instead of just masking your symptoms, he treats the underlying cause.
Depending on the source of your neck pain, Dr. Jackson might recommend:
Sometimes, several types of treatment are necessary. To ensure a positive outcome, attend each appointment and carefully follow your provider’s instructions.
To explore the various treatment options for neck pain, make an appointment at Regenerative Medicine of Iowa, PC by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.