Neck Pain

Spine, General Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine located in Redwood City and Santa Clara, CA
Neck Pain

Neck Pain services offered in Redwood City and Santa Clara, CA

SOAR Spine and Orthopedics offers comprehensive neck pain diagnosis, management, and treatment. The orthopedic specialists put Santa Clara and Redwood City, California’s needs first by continuing to innovate in nonsurgical therapeutic techniques. Techniques like dynamic muscle stabilization training developed by Jeffrey A. Saal, MD, and Joel S. Saal, MD, can effectively ease many causes of neck pain and problems. Call today to schedule an appointment or book through the online reservation system.

What classifies as neck pain?

Neck pain includes any pain that occurs below the head but above the thoracic spine (the upper back). It includes conditions that affect the ligaments in the muscles, tendons, nerves, and spinal column of the cervical area.

All neck pains should be taken seriously, as acute and chronic types can indicate injury or an underlying condition. Neck pain can reduce your quality of life when left untreated.

Neck pain can feel like a dull, aching sensation or a sharp pain. Neck pain can increase pressure sensations and make you feel as if your neck is tight.

How common is neck pain?

Data estimates that 1 in 3 individuals experience neck pain at least once a year, making it a widespread health problem. It’s also shown to affect women slightly more than men. The prevalence of neck pain increases with age.

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain results from an assortment of physical activities, stressors, and conditions, including:

  • Aging-related diseases like arthritis
  • Sudden injury suffered in an accident
  • Mental strain
  • Excessive stress on muscles
  • Poor posture
  • Obesity
  • Disc degeneration
  • Bone spurs 
  • Disc herniations
  • Congenital disorders
  • Spinal cord tumors

A person can experience neck pain for many reasons; the list above includes only more common ones.

How can I stop neck pain?

The SOAR Spine and Orthopedic experts combine traditional practice with supportive therapies to personalize neck treatment and stop the pain. Innovative core training techniques, like stabilization exercise training, can encourage an increase in muscle strength to improve postural balance and support.

Scheduling an appointment at the Santa Clara or Redwood City office ensures exceptional care with this effective solution.

When is neck pain serious?

You should call the doctor if you experience neck pain associated with:

  • Recent injury
  • Arm or hand tingling
  • Frequent headaches
  • Loss of balance
  • Reduction in bowel or bladder control

See your SOAR Spine and orthopedic doctor if your pain continues for more than a week.

Call the Santa Clara and Redwood City, California, offices to schedule an appointment or book through the online reservation system.