Neck pain can be due to muscle strains from poor posture or injury. Daily activities can also contribute to neck pain such as working on computers at home or at work or bad posture during sleep. Aging, wear-and-tear and arthritis are also common cause of neck pain. Seek medical care if your neck pain is accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in your arms or hands or if you’re experiencing shooting pain into your shoulder or down your arm
If you are suffering from chronic or severe neck pain, we urge you to see a neck pain specialist at ONE® Brain & Spine Center® for consultation. While it may not be life-threatening, the pain may be debilitating and negatively impact your life. Call (949) 383-4190 to schedule an appointment.
General lower back pain symptoms:
Spine condition lower back pain symptoms:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – MRI shows the soft tissues of the body and gives clearer picture of the discs, nerves and soft tissues in the lower back.
- Computerized Tomography (CT Scan)with Myelogram- Combined CT scan and myleography produces image that clearly show both the bone structures of the spine and the nerve structures
- Electromyography (EMG)- Your neurosurgeon may request for EMG to determine if you have pinched nerves, which involves inserting very fine needles through your skin into a muscle to determine if nerves are functioning properly.
- Spinal tap (lumbar puncture)- To test for meningitis, a spinal tap is conducted. A needle is carefully inserted into your spine to obtain a sample of the fluid that surrounds your brain and spinal cord.
- Pain and anti-inflammatory medications
- Physical therapy, streatching or exercises
- Chiropractic manipulations
- Alternative medicine (acupuncture or massage)
- Steroid injection