We’ve all heard it before, often accompanied by a tone of irritation: “what a pain in the neck.” Analogies and phrases like this are always used to describe something very unpleasant, because neck pain is just that – unpleasant. The degree of discomfort may always vary based on the type of injury from simply sleeping in an awkward position to sprains or even because of chronic neck pain from the result of an accident.
With so many theories floating around about back & neck pain it can often be confusing on what to do, but a recent study done by the Annals of Internal Medicine simply suggests that visits to a chiropractor and regular exercise can help alleviate neck pain the best. It also suggests that this is a better solution to relieving the pain over time than common over the counter medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin. While visits to a chiropractor and regular exercise may work in some cases, stronger medications and pain relievers may be needed in more severe cases. This of course depends on the severity of the pain, and is left to the discretion of a pain management doctor to decide.
Whether you need a pain management doctor, or a facility that provides physical therapy, it’s always helpful to find a doctor that can provide both. So if you or a loved one is experiencing back and neck pain and you live in the DFW area, contact WOLMED the Back and Neck specialist and see how we can help you fix your pain in the neck.
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