We use our neck joints more than most other joints in our body. Along with regular usage comes higher risk for damage and pain. When you start to feel neck pain, Bao Chau Tran, MD, helps you remedy it. BCT Medical Associates is set up with the proper diagnostic equipment to find the cause of your pain and appropriately treat it. Injections, adjustments, and physical therapy often resolve neck pain. If you’re living with neck pain in the South Plainfield or surrounding central New Jersey area, make use of Dr. Tran’s expertise by scheduling an appointment online or by phone.
The structures in the neck support the head and rotate hundreds of times on any given day. Because of this, the neck is a common source of pain. Several factors can influence neck pain, including:
Any damage to the intricate musculoskeletal system of the neck can result in pain.
If your neck pain just started, you can take some pain-relieving measures at home to see if that helps. Try to avoid activities that keep your neck in a non-neutral position, such as reading or painting.
Avoid prolonged periods in front of the computer as well. When you do need to use the computer, use proper posture and ergonomic placement of your computer and mouse.
With temporary pain, it’s important to rest and refrain from strenuous activity. Find a comfortable position and place a towel or pillow under your neck for support. Lying in bed for several days will decondition your neck muscles, so it’s essential to maintain a mild level of activity.
Targeted stretches and exercises may help correct imbalances in your neck muscles. To ensure you don’t make your injury worse, follow all instructions from Dr. Tran or your physical therapist.
If you’ve tried all these at-home treatments and you still have pain, it’s time to see Dr. Tran.
For persistent neck pain, call or use the online booking option to set up an appointment with Dr. Tran.