Neck pain is common and caused by a variety of conditions and injuries. Dr. Bajaj and the team at Remedy Spine & Pain Solutions in Marina del Rey and Manhattan Beach, California provide effective treatment for patients suffering from neck pain from throughout Los Angeles.
Neck pain can be caused by a number of factors. An obvious cause is a traumatic neck injury, such as whiplash. There are many conditions that can contribute to neck pain so careful evaluation and diagnosis is necessary to identify the root cause. For example, neck pain can result from sprains and strains in the neck area, or from degenerative bone disease. Inflammation of the ligaments and tendons in the neck can also cause painful responses. Even swollen lymph nodes or ear infections can be blamed for neck pain. Determining the cause is the first step in moving toward a treatment plan.
Diagnosing neck pain will begin with a consultation with Dr. Bajaj who will discuss your medical history, current habits, and lifestyle details. From there, an examination may be performed to test the range of motion in the neck and gauge the level of pain. If necessary, further testing could be ordered to diagnose the issue causing the pain. This can include MRIs, X-Rays, CT scans or ultrasound. If you have neck pain that lasts for more than a day or so, or have a restricted range of motion, make an appointment for assessment and treatment.
Cervical facet joint injections are an excellent treatment option for patients suffering from neck pain. Cervical facet joints connect the vertebra, and when they are not properly functioning, serious pain can be the result. Injecting a combination of anesthetic and steroid medications directly into these joints can provide immediate pain relief and can also help a physician diagnose the exact source of neck pain. The results can last for as long as a week, giving patients and doctors time to determine a long-term solution.
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