What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can range from mild discomfort to disabling, chronic pain. It can result from many different causes—injury, old age-related disorders or inflammatory disease.

The most common types of neck injuries are:

  • Strain/Sprain
  • Whiplash
  • Weakened discs
  • Weakened joints

Neck pain treatment

Treatment for neck pain is recommended when the pain starts to prevent any future injury or damage. Living with neck pain can be difficult, but the following treatments, often in combination, prove effective both immediately and over time.

Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of neck pain and injuries and personal preferences. Neck pain treatment options may include:

  • Medicine
  • Physical therapy/neck brace
  • Neck or spine fracture treatment
  • Cervical epidural injection
  • Surgery