Neck Pain & Headaches affect nearly 80% of the U.S. population at any given time. Neck pain can be a factor in lost work productivity and neck pain complicated by headaches can make a person miserable. The causes of neck pain can range from relative simple neck muscle weakness to complications such as bone spurs, arthritis, disc degeneration and herniation, as well as non-spinal causes originating in organs such as the heart and radiating or “referring” pain up into the neck.
Neck pain can lead to poor range of motion with can make activities such as driving, looking down to read or write and many other activities of daily living miserable. Neck dysfunction can irritate the occipital nerves that travel up into the head and cause headaches that radiate to above the eyes. Neck dysfunction can irritate nerves that lead into the upper-back and cause tight muscles, loss of range of motion, and numbness and tingling into the arms and hands. Neck pain that affects the upper ribcage and collarbones can cause circulatory changes that affect the arms and hands.
Neck pain can also compromise the delicate nerves that feed organs from the neck joints, some of the nerves from the neck feed strength, energy and information to organs such as the thyroid, heart and lungs! Simple neck pain can complicate and compromise the function of these organs and so it is very important that the tissues are throughly evaluated and the correct diagnosis is presented. Fortunately we have great experience and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of neck disorders.
Many treatments for Neck Pain & Headaches are ineffective and similar to low back pain, there are many unnecessary surgeries performed every year. Neck fusion surgeries generally have a very poor outcome and can lead to more significant pain and disability. Fortunately, the doctors at Benchmark Medical Group may have a solution to your neck pain and headaches. Once it is determined that you are a candidate for the rehabilitation programs that we offer, you can be on your way to a pain free life in a relatively short time. Don’t suffer, call today to see what Benchmark Medical Group can do to help your Neck Pain & Headaches!