Do you have a nagging pain in your neck that interferes with your daily activities? You may be experiencing a neck condition or injury that needs orthopedic care.
If your neck pain is the result of an accident, get medical care right away or dial 911. At Dignity Health Central California, our emergency room doctors offer quality care with humankindness for traumatic neck injuries.
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Neck pain is the most common symptom when you have a neck condition or injury. The pain can spread from your neck to your shoulders, jaw, head, and upper arms.
Other neck injury symptoms include:
Your doctor will diagnose the cause of your neck injury symptoms. Tell your doctor if you’ve been involved in a car accident, sports-related accident, fall, or another type of trauma. Degenerative spine diseases, such as as pinched nerve and spondylosis, also can cause other types of neck conditions.
Your physical, mental, and spiritual needs are always part of the treatment plan at Dignity Health Central California. Our doctors provide a range of options for treating neck conditions and injuries.
Neck injury treatment may involve the use of a soft collar or brace to limit movement and promote healing. Muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatory medicines help relieve pain and reduce swelling.
Treatment also can include physical therapy, massage, or hot and cold therapy. Corticosteroid injections can help, depending on the type of neck condition. If neck traction or surgery become necessary, your trusted Dignity Health Central California health care provider will discuss your options with you.
Your can help prevent neck injuries by wearing protective equipment during sports and any activities that are potentially dangerous. Always use your seatbelt when driving or riding in a car.
Contact us to find out more about healing from your neck injury at Dignity Health Central California.
Dignity Health Central California orthopedic doctors offer care with compassion for neck conditions and injuries in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.