Neck pain is one of the common pains after a headache and foot pain. There are various reasons for neck pain, for example, a lot of physical activity or stress. Neck pain originates either due to the muscular issue or due to some issue in the spinal nerves. Apparently, it looks like nothing at all, but the person who is suffering from it knows the real pain. It gets very difficult to even to turn your neck and to look at in some other direction. You have to move your whole body for that. There is no treatment for the neck pain unless and until you discover the real cause of your discomfort.
Treatment for the neck pain contains different procedures, few of which are given below:
The non-invasive treatment for the neck pain is of few following types:
· Short-term immobilization:
One of the common forms of neck pain treatment is known as short-term immobilization. Have you ever seen a person with a bandage around their neck? This is basically a treatment known as immobilization. This is often done because of some issue in the spinal vertebras and they are suppressing the spinal nerves around the neck. Sometimes, neck bandage is also suggested because of the muscle issue too. However, this works most of the time with a lot of patients and they recover soon.
· Physical therapy:
Physical therapy works when the pain is not controlled even by wearing the neck bandage. This shows that the problem is progressive and can’t be solved just by wearing a bandage. This is where you need a physiotherapist. A physiotherapist is a person who is trained and expert in treating the issues regarding muscles and bones.
Traction is a procedure in which the muscles and bones are stretched with the help of heavyweight. This is a procedure normally done when there is some kind of issue with the bones. This is done by the ortho-surgeons in proper clinics under extreme supervision. It looks like an easy procedure, but it is highly recommended not to try anything at home.
· Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS):
This is also a clinical procedure in which a small electric shock is given to the area of pain. Apparently, it looks like an extreme procedure, but it is not the case. This electrical stimulation is really helpful in the treatment of damage nerves.
Invasive procedure means to cut open to do the treatment. They are considered as the last stage for the treatment of neck pain. It includes following two types:
· Steroid injections and surgery:
Neck pain can also be reduced with the help of steroid injections. These injections are helpful in dealing with the muscular pain issues. This way you can get rid of your muscle pain in no time. Surgery can help with the pain too. This is a shortcut to reduce your pain, but this is also an expensive method too. If you are interested, find some trustworthy and experienced surgeon to help you.