Somerset, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/27/2017 -- The University Pain Medicine Center, who possess some of the best back pain doctors in Union, NJ, and the surrounding areas, offers a variety of options to treat cervical neck pain, including acupuncture, physical therapy or chiropractic therapy, therapeutic massage, or anti-inflammatory medications.
Most people will experience neck pain throughout their lives, and 10 percent of people endure neck pain each year. The first ten vertebra make up the cervical spine, and they are responsible for supporting the head, which also allows for the movement and rotation of the neck. The cervical spine has a flexing movement of 90 degrees, tilting movement of 120 degrees, and rotating movement of 180 degrees. The tilting movement makes the neck vulnerable to an injury or sprain.
Neck pain is generally caused by injuries, aging, other poor habits, with some common causes including degeneration due to aging, spinal disease, whiplash, and poor posture. While diagnostic tests aren't often needed to establish the cause of neck pain, a physical exam will be conducted by a physician to determine the severity of the pain, range of motion, and flexibility. An X-ray, MRI, or bone scan may be issued if the physician believes there is a reason to determine the specific cause of the pain.
With time, neck pain fades and goes away, but if the pain is severe and is unrelenting, a doctor visit is highly recommended. Some symptoms that shouldn't be ignored include neck stiffness, sharp pain, severe headaches, or tingling in the arms or hands.
The learn more about neck pain and epidural injections the University Pain Medicine Center offers in Edison, NJ, please visit them on the web at http://upmcnj.com/ or call 732-823-0028.
About The University Pain Medicine Center
The University Pain Medicine Center is a medical practice that is committed to helping patients manage their acute and chronic pain or recover from their injuries. In particular, they specialize in using minimally invasive techniques treatment options and procedures to help patients find relief from back, neck, knee, hip, shoulder pain, and much more. Their board-certified physicians work out of five office locations in New Jersey and New York, and those who would like to learn more about the practice, or find the nearest location, are encouraged to visit http://upmcnj.com.