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What is the Best Pulled Neck Muscle Treatment for Quick Pain Relief?

August 30, 2022


As we get older, the jokes about having aches and pains become a sad reality. You once heard your mom say that she pulled a muscle in her back just by breathing, but now know that this could actually happen to you, too! Just the other day, you turned your neck too quickly and pulled a muscle. Now, your stiff neck makes you move like a robot and affects your daily activities like driving and working out. Is there a pulled neck muscle treatment that provides effective neck pain relief?

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At Pain Treatment Specialists, our interventional pain doctors treat a wide variety of pain conditions, from pulled neck muscles to herniated discs and pinched nerves. Our cutting-edge neck pain treatments utilize minimally invasive treatments such as trigger point injections and physical therapy. Schedule an appointment at one of our pain clinics in NYC, northern NJ, or Long Island and meet with the top head and neck pain center in the region.

What are My Options for a Pulled Neck Muscle Treatment?

When your neck muscles are stiff and sore, there are a variety of treatment options that are effective for neck pain relief. Does Aleve help neck pain? Yes, you can use Aleve for neck pain for short-term pain relief, but if the pain still continues after a few days you should consult a pain medicine doctor. If you’re not sure about what doctor to see for headaches and neck pain, schedule an appointment at Pain Treatment Specialists. Our interventional pain doctors are nationally recognized for their cutting-edge treatments for neck pain, back pain, shoulder and elbow pain, hip pain, and knee pain. This is important because sometimes neck pain has underlying causes that have nothing to do with your neck, and may be connected to issues with your shoulders or lower back. Meeting with a pain doctor who treats all of these conditions is useful for getting to the root of your chronic pain.

Should I visit a pain clinic for pulled neck muscle treatment? The neck pain doctors at Pain Treatment Specialists utilize minimally invasive treatments for stiff necks and neck pain relief. Schedule an appointment at one of our head and neck pain clinics in northern NJ, Long Island, or NYC and find relief for your stiff and sore muscles.

One of the treatments suggested at our pain clinic is a trigger point injection. When you overuse your neck and shoulder muscles, you may create tight, tense spots that ache. A trigger point injection relaxes these contracted muscles with a local anesthetic and corticosteroid. There are no side effects to this injection, and your recovery time is minimal. This means no more crook in your neck!

A cervical facet block injection is useful for neck pain caused by osteoarthritis. Your neck pain doctor targets specific facet joints in your cervical spine and administers a small amount of local anesthetic and steroid medicine. Once the facet joint is numbed, your neck pain is blocked.

If you feel a sudden sharp pain in your neck, you may have just pulled a neck muscle. However, if you also feel numbness or tingling in your extremities or blurred vision, you should seek immediate medical attention. Also, a child’s neck injury or toddler neck pain should be treated with extreme caution and a visit to their primary care provider.

The best doctors for neck pain and shoulder pain are found at Pain Treatment Specialists. Our team of Harvard-trained pain doctors consistently receive 5-star patient ratings for their knowledgeable and compassionate pain care.

When I Move My Neck My Back Hurts. Is This Common?

Yes, it is common to have back pain that is associated with neck pain. This is potentially caused by a herniated disc in your back. What is a herniated disc? Spinal discs are rubbery cushions in between the vertebrae (bones) of your spine. This disc has a soft interior called the nucleus, which is encased by a hard outer shell called the annulus.  A herniated disc occurs when some of the disc’s nucleus is pushed out through a tear or crack in the annulus. This causes pain, numbness, weakness, and even neck pain.

What causes a herniated disc? One cause is due to wear and tear caused by age, called “disc degeneration.” As we get older, our discs become less flexible and are more prone to tearing. You can also rupture a disc by improper lifting techniques.

One of the advantages of meeting with a skilled pain doctor is that they are able to treat both neck and back pain through a customized treatment plan. Book an appointment at Pain Treatment Specialists and see how our treatments are able to provide pain relief for a variety of chronic pain conditions.

Can I Prevent Neck Pain or a Stiff Neck?

Yes, there are some ways to prevent neck pain and protect your neck muscles. One of the most common causes of neck pain is poor posture. We spend so much time looking down at our phones and screens that our necks are constantly put into an uncomfortable position. Be mindful of your posture while sitting, and limit your screen time to prevent excessive stress on your neck.

If you experience muscle spasms, heat therapy helps. Take a hot shower or use a heating pad for relief. Woke up with a stiff neck? Apply ice in 20-minute intervals, which can relieve pain and swelling.

Getting older doesn’t mean that you should live with chronic neck pain! Contact the neck pain doctors at Pain Treatment Specialists and begin feeling relief from your stiff and sore neck.

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Scheduling a consultation with one of our pain treatment specialists is one of the best ways to determine the proper solution for pain relief.

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Dr. George Hanna

Harvard Medical School | NY & NJ Pain Specialist

Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and double Certified in anesthesiology, as well as interventional pain management and pain medicine.

Dr. Hanna received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed anesthesiology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School and a pain management fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hanna was then appointed Clinical Instructor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School – training new graduates for over 3 years in anesthesiology and pain management techniques at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

Harvard Medical School | NY & NJ Pain Specialist

Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Michael completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School.

During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Michael was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award. After graduating, Dr. Michael taught for two years at Harvard – training new graduates on the latest modern advances in interventional pain management for multiple pain ailments.

You can book a consultation with Dr. Michael at our Pain Treatment Center in New York or NJ.

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Dr. Shane J. Volney

Harvard Medical School | NY Pain Specialist

Dr. Volney is passionately devoted to improving the quality of life of his patients through a unique, balanced approach to pain relief treatment. Understanding the major impact of pain on an individual’s energy, sleep, mood, relationships, and general well-being.

Dr. Volney is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is currently seeing patients at our Pain Treatment Centers in New Jersey and New York City. Most pain treatments are covered by all major medical insurances and Medicare.

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Dr. Laura Lombardi

Harvard Medical School | New Jersey Pain Specialist

Dr. Lombardi is double board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. She specializes in the treatment of back, neck, and joint pain. By using a range of minimally invasive modalities as well as advanced procedures, she helps patients achieve a pain free life without the need for complicated surgeries. 

Dr. Lombardi will be offering her pain treatment services in Clifton, New Jersey. 

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What is the Best Pulled Neck Muscle Treatment for Quick Pain Relief? ultima modifica: 2022-08-30T13:54:06-04:00 da JJ Madrigal