Treating Neck Pain at our Miami clinic

Neck Pain Treatments

In today’s world where people are constantly hunched over smartphones and computers, neck pain is a common occurrence. If neck pain has made daily living a chore, it’s time to call Icon Medical Centers in Miami, Florida, for assessment and treatment.For more information please call our Miami Chiropractic office at (305) 858-8845 today!

Causes of Neck Pain

Your Miami doctor can help you best if he or she has an understanding of the origin of your discomfort. Your doctor will perform a number of tests, which may include x-rays, an MRI or a CT scan, and discuss your habits with you to determine whether your pain is caused by a health condition or is the result of an injury or poor body mechanics.

The therapies our Miami doctors prescribe for your neck pain will depend on the cause.

Neck pain caused by poor ergonomics usually responds well to changes in your habits at work and at home. Your Miami doctor will work with you to design a better workstation based on sound ergonomic principles and help you improve your posture. You may notice an improvement in your comfort level right away. If not, we can discuss options like physical therapy and even refer you to an excellent physical therapist right here in the Miami area.

Car accidents often lead to neck pain. Even a simple fender bender can cause your head to whiplash back and forth, straining the delicate muscles in your neck. We’ll create a treatment plan that may include rest and immobilization, hot and cold therapy, physical therapy and medications to make you more comfortable during your treatment time.

Organic causes of Neck Pain

If your neck pain is not caused by ergonomic problems or an injury, we will work hard to determine the condition that is causing you discomfort. Organic causes of neck pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Meningitis
  • Cancer

Your Miami doctor will perform the necessary tests to quickly diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your pain. At Icon Medical Centers in Miami, we have excellent doctors who are specialists in their fields to help treat any conditions that we uncover.

Medications for Neck Pain

Many medications are available to relieve your pain and help you live comfortably while you are undergoing treatment for your pain. Your Miami doctor will discuss the type of pain you are experiencing, when it occurs, and what triggers it to determine the right medication for you.

Some of the medications we use in treating neck pain include:

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, both prescription and over-the-counter
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Corticosteroids

Surgery is also an option for treating neck pain – especially pain that is caused by nerve compression or spinal cord compression. If your Miami doctor feels that surgery is right in your case, he or she will discuss this option with you fully so that you have a good understanding of the advantages and disadvantages.

Stop letting neck pain control your life. Call the Miami office of Icon Medical Centers to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled doctors today.