Neck Pain Specialist

Total Health Solutions -  - Integrative Medicine Practice

Total Health Solutions

Integrative Medicine Practice located in Milton, GA

Neck pain makes it difficult to drive, work at a computer, or complete other everyday tasks. If neck discomfort diminishes your quality of life, rely on Total Health Solutions in Milton, Georgia. The expert integrative medicine team offers a variety of neck pain treatments to accelerate healing and relieve your discomfort. Call the Total Health Solutions office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Neck Pain Q&A

What is neck pain?

Neck pain is an uncomfortable feeling in the upper part of your spine, muscles, ligaments, or other tissues within your neck joint. You might feel sharp stabbing pain or dull aching discomfort. 

Neck pain may also feel like muscle soreness, weakness, tightness, muscle spasms, stiffness, decreased range of motion, or headache pain.  You may also notice shooting pain as well as numbness and tingling into your arms and hands.  Total Health Solutions offers treatment to bring you relief. 

What are the risk factors for neck pain?

Common causes and risk factors for neck pain include:

  • Worn joints (degenerative disc disease)
  • Muscle strains
  • Nerve compression
  • Arthritis
  • Meningitis
  • Cancer
  • Injuries
  • Herniated disks
  • Bone spurs

You might notice neck pain after an automobile accident, sports injury, heavy lifting, working at a computer screen for long periods, or repetitive motions at work.

How can I reduce my risk for neck pain?

Ways to reduce your risk of developing neck pain include using good posture, taking frequent breaks while sitting at a computer, not smoking, and not carrying heavy bags on your shoulder. 

Find a sleeping position that supports neck health, such as on your back or side, and keep your computer monitor at eye level. 

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of neck pain?

To find the root cause of neck pain and develop an effective treatment, Total Health Solutions providers ask about your medical history and symptoms. They complete a physical examination to check for numbness, muscle weakness, tenderness, and decreased range of motion.  

Your pain specialist may suggest you undergo X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, blood tests, or nerve conduction tests as well as orthopedic tests.

What are common neck pain treatments?

Some of the many neck pain treatments available at Total Health Solutions include:

Home remedies

Home remedies that often relieve neck pain include alternating heat and cold packs, wearing a neck brace, and doing gentle stretching exercises. Eating healthy foods and maintaining a healthy weight can help too.

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic treatments can reduce neck discomfort and pain by providing gentle adjustments, to realign the spine to take pressure off the nerves.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy stretches and exercises can strengthen tissues in and around your neck joint, alleviate discomfort, and reduce the risk of future pain. 

Speciality medicine

Don’t live with severe or long-lasting neck pain that prevents you from completing simple everyday tasks. Schedule an appointment by phone or online with Total Health Solutions today.