Whether it’s from bending over a computer all day or the result of a car accident, your neck pain can interfere with your ability to work and participate in a range of activities. Whatever the cause, a Dignity Health Central Coast doctor can create a personalized treatment plan for this painful orthopedic condition.
Find a Doctor today at Dignity Health Central Coast for more information about neck conditions and injuries, as well as the latest treatment options.
Seek medical care right away or dial 911 if neck pain or other symptoms are the result of an accident. Our emergency care doctors provide personalized care for trauma involving neck injuries on the Central Coast.
Neck Injury Symptoms
When you injure or damage any of the tissues in your neck, neck problems can arise.
A Dignity Health Central Coast doctor can determine if you have one of the more common neck conditions or injuries, including whiplash, pinched nerve, neck sprain, neck fracture, and arthritis in the neck.
Neck pain often spreads from your neck, traveling to other parts of your body. If you have a neck condition, you may experience muscle spasms and muscle tightness, and find yourself less able to move your head.
A motor vehicle accident, sports-related accident, fall, or another type of trauma can cause you to have neck pain. Degenerative spine diseases, such as as pinched nerve and spondylosis, cause other types of neck conditions.
Neck Injury Treatment at Dignity Health Central Coast
Dignity Health Central Coast doctors care for your physical, mental, and spiritual needs, treating many types of neck conditions and injuries with humankindness and nonsurgical techniques.
Your doctor may talk to you about wearing a soft collar or brace. You may find that taking muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatory medicines help your healing and recovery.
Your doctor also can recommend physical therapy, massage, or hot and cold therapy. Corticosteroid injections can help, depending on your unique circumstances. If neck traction or surgery become necessary, your trusted Dignity Health Central Coast health care provider will discuss your options with you.
You can take a few simple steps to prevent neck injuries. Wear protective equipment during sports games and any activities that are potentially dangerous, and use your seatbelt when driving or riding in a car.
Reach out to one of our orthopedic specialists to find out more about healing with humankindness for your neck injury on the Central Coast.
Let a Dignity Health orthopedic expert provide award-winning care for your neck problem on the Central Coast.