Neck Pain

RehabOne Medical Group -  - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

RehabOne Medical Group

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Los Gatos, San Jose, Gilroy, & Salinas, CA

Neck pain is very common, with 50% of adults having limited function of their neck at one point in their lives. RehabOne Medical Group in Los Gatos, San Jose, Gilroy, and Salinas, California, provides expert diagnosis, treatment, and preventive measures to address issues with your neck muscles, bones, joints, and ligaments. Whether you suffer from neck pain as the result of an injury or simply from age, call RehabOne Medical Group to get relief today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain is the result of injury, disease, or strain from general use. Some common reasons for neck pain include:

  • Muscle strain
  • Worn joints
  • Nerve compression
  • Injuries
  • Diseases
  • Whiplash 

Your neck has a wide range of mobility but it also supports the weight of your head, which is substantial and makes your neck susceptible to injury. Neck pain can go away with at-home treatments, but often you need medical attention to correct the issue. 

If your neck pain is severe and isn’t going away, it starts to spread down to your arms, or is accompanied by a headache, see a specialist at RehabOne Medical Group right away. 

How can I prevent neck pain?

Other than injury, most neck pain is often traced back to bad posture and age-related wear. You can prevent these issues by making some simple lifestyle changes, such as:

  • Using good posture
  • Taking breaks from work
  • Avoiding smoking
  • Using a small pillow when you sleep

Simple changes to your daily routine can give your neck muscles the much-needed breaks they need. 

How do you treat neck pain?

At RehabOne Medical Group, the team diagnoses your neck pain after discussing your symptoms and conducting a physical examination. Each patient is different, so your specialist develops a treatment plan that is based on your specific needs.

Depending on the severity of your neck pain and its cause, your specialist may suggest:

Trigger-point injections

Trigger points are painful knots in your muscles. Trigger-point injections target these areas to help ease pain in your neck that’s caused by muscle tension.

Chiropractic therapy

Your chiropractor at RehabOne Medical Group uses chiropractic neck adjustments, called cervical manipulation, to reduce pain caused by pinched nerves and tense muscles.

Acupuncture

Small needles are carefully inserted into targeted areas by a professional acupuncturist to activate certain connective tissues, nerves, and muscles to provide pain relief. 

Physical therapy

RehabOne Medical Group uses a combination of different types of physical therapies, like therapeutic yoga, massage, and guided rehabilitative exercises, to strengthen your neck. 

The team works together across multiple disciplines to provide a multifaceted restorative approach that takes your recovery and pain management into account. 

To learn more, call RehabOne Medical Group to make an appointment today.