Neck Pain Specialist

Advanced Medical Center

Integrated Medical Clinic & Chiropractors located in Roland Park, Baltimore, MD

It’s common to wind up with neck pain after an accident, but sometimes you have no idea why you’re in pain. As an integrated medical clinic, the physicians at Advanced Medical Center offer the latest advancements in treating men and women with neck pain. If you’re in the Roland Park, Baltimore area, make your first appointment online, or call the office to schedule. Even as a new patient, the team is flexible about helping you get treatment for neck pain right away.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

It’s possible that several issues are causing your neck pain. Your dedicated pain expert at Advanced Medical Center conducts a thorough diagnosis with you, to ensure they find all possible causes of your neck pain. You might wind up with neck pain from:

  • Muscle strains or sprains
  • Poor posture
  • Sleeping with inadequate head support
  • Injury, whiplash, or trauma
  • Car accidents or falls
  • Fractures
  • Tumors or cysts
  • Arthritis
  • Bone abnormalities
  • Pinched nerves
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spinal stenosis

Which treatments can I get for neck pain?

You may need to try a few types of treatments to see which works for your neck pain. Some typical neck pain treatments include:

  • Manual chiropractic adjustments
  • Physical therapy
  • Ice or heat compresses
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Prescription pain relievers
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Massage therapy
  • Trigger point injections

Do manual chiropractic adjustments help with neck pain?

Often, yes. If any vertebrae along your spine are out of line, or if you have a nerve that’s “pinched,” you probably are going to feel pain relief as soon as you start getting regular adjustments. During your session, your chiropractor uses swift, forceful motions to realign all of the bones along your spine and neck. Plus if you do have any sort of soft tissue sprain or strain, your doctor finishes your visit with soft tissue healing treatments, like cold laser therapy.

When should I see a doctor about neck pain?

Anytime you’re concerned about your neck pain; it’s always best to be safe and make an appointment to have your neck checked out. It’s especially important to see your doctor if you have:

  • Swollen glands in your neck
  • A high fever
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • A persistent headache
  • Neck pain for no apparent reason
  • Difficulty swallowing or breathing
  • An inability to move your shoulders, arms, or hands
  • Difficulty controlling your bowels or bladder
  • Weakness, numbness, or tingling down your extremities
  • Pain that shoots down your arms or legs

If you’ve recently been in any kind of accident, including a slip and fall or a car accident, make an appointment to be seen right away. This way, your doctor evaluates your neck injury from the start, which ensures you heal properly.