Neck Pain Specialist

Johnson Medical Center

Alternative Medicine & Integrative Medicine located in Venice, FL

Whether it’s from spending too much time working at a computer or from degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, neck pain is a common problem. The expert team at Johnson Medical Center in Venice, Florida, offers an array of integrative treatments for neck pain. If you suffer from neck pain, call or book an appointment online today for safe and effective relief.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain is often due to poor posture or repetitive strain, but it can also be a sign of an underlying problem in your cervical spine. The team at Johnson Medical Center evaluates and treats many problems that cause back pain, including:

  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Nerve compression
  • Cervical stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal
  • Muscle strain from overuse
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Car accident injuries, such as whiplash

Depending on the cause, neck pain may occur with other symptoms, including stiffness, headaches, and limited ability to move your head.

When should I see a doctor for neck pain?

Most of the time, neck pain resolves on its own. If you continue to have neck pain for several days without relief, call Johnson Medical Center for an appointment. You should also call if the pain radiates into your shoulder or arm or is accompanied by numbness or tingling.

Seek immediate medical care if you have severe neck pain that started after an injury, such as a bad fall or car accident.

How is neck pain diagnosed?

First, the team at Johnson Medical Center carefully reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam. They may also take imaging tests, such as an X-ray, to evaluate the structure of your cervical spine.

What are my treatment options for neck pain?

After they diagnose the cause of your neck pain, the team at Johnson Medical Center creates an individualized treatment plan. Their multidisciplinary team offers a variety of integrative treatments for neck pain, including:

Physical therapy

Their licensed physical therapist teaches you how to correct your posture and alignment. They may use a variety of techniques, such as heat and ice, to relieve pain and show you neck-strengthening exercises you can perform at home.

Chiropractic care

A chiropractic adjustment can restore alignment to your cervical spine and provide short-term pain relief. The physician may also use laser therapy to accelerate tissue healing.

Manipulation under anesthesia

If physical therapy and chiropractic don’t provide sufficient pain relief, manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) may be the solution. During MUA, a board-certified anesthesiologist administers conscious sedation while our physicians and their team gently stretch and massage you.

Regenerative medicine

The medical  staff at Johnson Medical Center provides regenerative medicine treatments, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cell injections.

To learn more about natural options for neck pain relief, call Johnson Medical Center, or book an appointment online today.