Neck Pain Specialist

Primero Spine + Joint

Integrated Health & Wellness Center located in Jacksonville, FL

Neck pain affects adults at multiple points in their lives, whether it’s after a difficult move or a long night’s sleep. Dr. Gabriel Busquets at Primero Spine + Joint in Jacksonville, Florida, is committed to relieving the lingering pain in your neck that makes even the smallest tasks painful. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about neck pain relief treatment.

Neck Pain Q & A

Primero Spine + Joint

What are the types and causes of neck pain?

There are many types and causes of neck pain, ranging from the nonspecific to the rarer and more severe.

Nonspecific neck pain

Nonspecific neck pain affects the majority of adults. Minor strains and sprains to your neck muscles cause neck pain. Posture is also a contributing factor to nonspecific neck pain.

Torticollis

This occurs when the head is twisted to one side. You’ll know you’re suffering from torticollis if twisting your head to the opposite side or straightening it is extremely painful. Exposure to cold or awkward sleeping positions may cause torticollis.  

Whiplash

Medically known as cervical acceleration-deceleration (CAD) syndrome, whiplash most often stems from a car accident when your neck jerks forward and backward, provoking neck pain that can be long-lasting.

Degeneration: Cervical spondylosis

The older you get, the more fragile your spinal bones become. If you’re over 50, you run the risk of neck pain due to damage to the discs between your vertebrae, called cervical spondylosis.

Nerve damage

You might experience neck pain if the nerves coming out of your spinal cord are damaged or pressed on. You can also experience symptoms of numbness, pins and needles, and shooting arm pain.

Other rare causes

Some conditions include neck pain as one of their symptoms, such as:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Various infections
  • Cancer
  • Bone disorders

What does neck pain feel like?

Common symptoms of neck pain include:

  • Stiffness
  • Headache
  • Sharp and localized pain
  • Soreness
  • Pain in the shoulders, arms or fingers

In more severe cases, symptoms can include:

  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Grip issues
  • Loss of bladder and bowel control

When should you see a doctor for neck pain?

Sometimes, neck pain disappears after a few days and systemic stretching and posture adjustments. Other times, the pain lingers and causes discomfort for much longer than you’d like. You should contact Dr. Busquets if the pain:

  • Continues despite your best efforts
  • Doesn’t go away for several weeks
  • Travels to other parts of the body frequently
  • Provokes continued numbness and tingling

How do you treat neck pain?

Dr. Busquets offers three main types of treatments for neck pain:

Corrective care

Corrective care is intended to improve and stabilize both your spinal motion and alignment.

Through a series of four to eight adjustments three times per week, Dr. Busquets realigns your spine with exercises and stretches on a vibrating platform.

Maintenance care

After corrective care, Dr. Busquets follows your spinal alignment to ensure ongoing health and comfort. This involves scaling down visits, with adjustments every one to two weeks and a yearly checkup.

Massage therapy

Primero Spine + Joint offers premium massage therapy to accompany other treatments as a stress and pain reliever.

Dr. Busquets also recommends a few home treatments for neck pain, including:

  • Ice and heat
  • Regular stretching
  • Massages
  • Posture adjustments

These home treatments can provide temporary relief from neck pain. It’s still recommended that you seek professional help should you experience severe neck pain.

Neck pain is extremely common. Dr. Busquets uses the most up-to-date practices to get rid of it. Contact Primero Spine + Joint today or book an appointment online to find out how you can get rid of your neck pain.