Chronic Neck Pain

Neck pain is becoming quite common due to the number of people who now spend most of their day sitting while working on a computer. Although chronic neck pain is hardly an indicator of a more severe problem, it can be uncomfortable and painful.

What is Chronic Neck Pain The Pain Center Boise

Chronic neck pain symptoms include headache, muscle spasms and tightness, and pain when holding your head in one position for extended periods. Note that you may also find it quite challenging to move your head around when suffering from chronic neck pain.

Your neck supports the head, making it vulnerable to conditions and injuries that lead to restricted movement and pain. Some of the common causes of chronic neck pain include the following:

  • Worn joints caused by osteoarthritis
  • Muscle strains
  • Injuries
  • Nerve compression
  • Diseases such as cancer, meningitis, and rheumatoid arthritis

Exercising and learning about good posture can prevent neck pain. Note that you need to find the right pose for working, sleeping, and sitting. Exercising your neck and taking a break from sitting on your desk can go a long way in preventing chronic neck pain.

A doctor will need you to complete your medical history form before the physical examination can start. Understand that you will have to go into details about the specific symptoms. It will also help if you state all the supplements and OTC medications that you are taking.

Most people fail to mention recent accidents or injuries because it might seem unrelated. However, it would be best to share every small piece of information with your doctor for a more effective treatment.

Neck pain treatment will depend on the diagnosis by your doctor. You may need extensive tests that include x-rays, blood tests, MRI scans, and CT scans to get to the bottom of the problem in severe cases.

The treatment options will include any of the following; pain medication, heat, and ice therapy, muscle relaxants, steroid injections, exercise and stretching, traction, hospital treatment, and surgery. However, some doctors might recommend alternative therapies such as chiropractic treatment, TENS, massage, and acupuncture.

Chronic Neck Pain Symptoms The Pain Center Boise

When Should You See a Pain Specialist?

Are you suffering from chronic neck pain or showing any of the above symptoms? You should consult with a pain specialist about what treatment plan is right for you. There is no need to suffer in pain any longer; contact us today to book a consultation. Our pain specialists can help you combat chronic neck pain effectively and get back to enjoying your life.


Our entire practice revolves around helping patients feel better. Pain is a fact of life, until it interferes with the joys of living. Sandra Thompson, MD and The Pain Center have innovative and comprehensive solutions to all forms of discomfort.

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