Neck pain is a common complaint that can be the result of muscle strain, poor posture, or osteoarthritis. Although it’s rare, the pain can be a symptom of a more serious problem.

Common causes of neck pain may include:

  • Abnormalities in the bone or joints
  • Trauma
  • Poor posture
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Tumors
  • Muscle strain
neck pain

Treatment of soft tissue pain in your neck often includes the use of anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or naproxen. Pain also may be treated with a local application of moist heat or ice. Exercises may help. For cases in which nerve roots or the spinal cord are involved, surgical procedures may be necessary.

Neck pain is a common condition treated at South Lake Pain Institute. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Paez today, click the button below.