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Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Neck Pain services offered in Robbinsville and Neptune, NJ

Neck pain is a common problem, especially among athletes. At A+ Athlete Sports Medicine in Robbinsville and Neptune, New Jersey, board-certified sports medicine physicians Adam Redlich, MD,  Adam Thompson, DO, and their exceptional team pinpoint the cause of neck pain and offer treatments to relieve the discomfort. Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today. 

Neck Pain Q & A

What is Neck Pain?

Neck pain is an uncomfortable feeling that many of us have felt at some point or another in our lives.  Athletes and active people can experience neck pain as well. Neck pain can interfere with your quality of life and performance during sports or your daily activities. A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers non-operative approaches to treating neck pain to help you get back out on the court, field, rink, or even just back to your daily activities as quickly as possible.

What are the common symptoms of Neck pain?

Neck pain may appear as:

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Throbbing
  • Burning
  • Sharp or dull discomfort
  • Tingling or “pins and needles” in the arms and/or hands

If you develop neck pain that’s severe or ongoing, consult the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine specialists for an evaluation.

What can cause neck pain?

The common causes and risk factors associated with neck pain are:

  • Neck spasm
  • Neck strain
  • Neck arthritis
  • Herniated cervical disc
  • Pinched nerve
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Poor posture
  • Cervical somatic dysfunction
  • Cervicalgia
  • Whiplash
  • Torticollis (Wry neck)

Maintaining strong neck muscles and good posture are some of the best ways to prevent neck pain. However, you can’t always prevent it, even if you are active.

How does my doctor diagnose the root cause of Neck pain?

The A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team diagnoses the cause of neck pain after evaluating your neck through a thorough examination, reviewing your symptoms and medical history, checking your vital signs, and completing diagnostic tests, if needed. They may suggest further imaging procedures such as x-rays, in-office ultrasound, an MRI or other testing.

How is Neck pain treated?

A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers nonsurgical approaches to treating neck pain. They may suggest home remedies like ice or heat packs, stretches, supplements, medications or modifying your environment (for example by changing your workstation setup through ergonomic adjustments or using a different pillow).

Additional treatment options include specific exercise programs, physical therapy, injections such as trigger point injections or dry needling, massage, nutrition counseling, osteopathic manual treatment, and acupuncture. In some cases, you may be referred to a pain management specialist for specific localized injections and procedures. Your specialist personalizes each treatment based on your needs.

Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office or use the online booking feature to get Neck pain relief today.