Neck Pain

Myofascial Pain Specialists

Pain Specialist located in Massapequa, NY

Neck pain can make virtually any activity uncomfortable. Whether your neck pain is making it hard to sleep, difficult to turn your head, or causing you other discomforts, Myofascial Pain Specialists can work with you to give you relief. The team serves Massapequa and the surrounding New York area with effective and safe neck pain treatments. To get started, call or book your appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

From the moment you wake up, you use your neck a lot. Over time, this near-constant use can overexert your neck. In fact, muscle strain is one of the most common causes of neck pain. This strain can be caused by poor posture, wearing a heavy backpack, sleeping incorrectly, or quick neck movements. There are a number of different activities throughout your day that can hurt your neck. Maintaining proper posture is important to protect it. Beyond muscle strain, neck pain can be caused by:

  • Whiplash
  • A heart attack
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Meningitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spondylosis
  • Herniated disks
  • Tumors
  • Spinal cancer

When should I see a doctor about my neck pain?

Neck pain is extremely common and, in many instances, will go away on its own. If your neck pain has just started and isn’t accompanied by any other symptoms, you can try home care first. To help your neck heal and prevent further damage:

  • Create an ergonomic office setup
  • Don’t tuck the phone between your ear and shoulder
  • Avoid carrying heavy backpacks
  • Sleep with your body in alignment
  • Take frequent breaks when working at a computer

If your neck pain persists for more than a week, contact Myofascial Pain Specialists.

How do you treat neck pain?

The neck pain experts at Myofascial Pain Specialists will work with you to effectively treat your neck pain. Their pain management techniques often include pain gels, injections, and nutritional recommendations to give your body what it needs to heal quickly.

Myofascial Pain Specialists will not offer corticosteroid injections because of the health risks associated with them. Instead, they offer two highly effective pain-relieving alternatives: Toradol and Sarapin. Toradol is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It’s a powerful painkiller that can offer you dramatic short-term pain relief.

Sarapin is a painkiller derived from the pitcher plant. As a natural substance, it’s significantly safer than steroid injections, but it can offer you the same level of pain relief.

If you’re suffering from neck pain, call Myofascial Pain Specialists or schedule your appointment online to get relief.