Neck Pain

Physical ache that arises in the neck and may radiate to shoulder, upper back and arm

Neck pain is the second most common problem relating to movable body parts and it affects about two-thirds of the population

Symptoms

Causes

Diagnosis

Therapy

Please consult a physio immediately if:

  • Neck pain occurs while moving the neck
  • The neck is stiff
  • Pain occurs behind the head, between the shoulder blades and arms
  • There is numbness, weakness, or tingling in the upper limbs.
  • There is an experience of losing balance, and dizziness
  • There are balancing issues

Neck pain usually shows up because of aging, postural and mechanical irregularities in people. However, there are some deeper issues like:

  • Bone spurs/Osteophyte formation: Sometimes, there is a small growth in the bone at the joint. It puts pressure on the nerve and causes pain.
  • Disc herniation: The gel inside the vertebrae that acts as a shock absorber leaks out of the disc when it becomes brittle and cracks open. This puts pressure on the exposed nerve that causes the pain.
  • Disc degeneration: The discs of the vertebrae help in smooth movement along the spine. When the disc thins out due to wear and tear, there is more friction during movement, causing pain.
  • Poor posture: The most common example of poor posture is leaning forward for a prolonged period of time (head and shoulders bent forward- like working in front of a computer). There is an undue strain on the muscles and ligaments in the neck which results in pain.
  • Mental health concerns: Depression and anxiety have been known to cause neck pain.
  • In the case of asymptomatic chronic neck pain, a pain caused by mechanical and degenerative factors is called cervical spondylosis. It is also referred to as cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis.

At Kalp Health Care, our wise and empathetic professionals take a transparent and innovative approach to ensure you receive the highest quality care, personalized to your unique health journey.

  • Comprehensive Assessment: Our expert professionals conduct a thorough assessment, which includes:
    • Patient Symptom Evaluation: We listen attentively and patiently to understand your symptoms.
    • Posture Analysis: We assess your posture to identify potential issues.
    • Physical and Functional Assessment: A comprehensive evaluation of your physical health and functionality.
  • In-Depth Evaluation: To ensure a holistic understanding, we consider various factors, such as:
    • Radiological Findings: Incorporating X-Ray, MRI, CT scans, and clinical correlation.
    • Lab Reports: Analyzing laboratory test results for a complete picture.
    • Medication History: Documenting past and current medications.
    • Medical and Surgical History: Understanding your medical journey.
    • Lifestyle Factors: Exploring lifestyle, work patterns, and daily routines.
    • Nutritional Assessment: Evaluating diet and nutrition, emphasizing fibrous foods, minerals, and hydration.
  • Personalized Approach: We believe in patient-centric care, tailoring our assessments and recommendations to your specific needs:
    • Climate Considerations: Recognizing the impact of climate on health.
    • Family History: Considering hereditary factors.
    • Daily Activity: Analyzing your daily routine.
    • Metabolic Assessment: Understanding your metabolic activity.
    • Exercise Routine: Assessing your physical activity regimen.

Treatment

At Kalp Health Care, we believe in precision and personalization, our wise and empathetic approach ensures that your treatment is innovative, transparent, and, above all, centered around your unique needs and holistic health.That’s why:

Individualized Approach: Our expert team crafts unique treatment protocols for each patient.

Unique Needs: Even if two patients have a similar diagnosis, their treatments are tailored to their specific requirements.

Comprehensive Assessment: We consider not only the diagnosis but also your overall well-being, including physical, mental, emotional, and psychological health.

Holistic Care: Our patient-centric philosophy means that:

A 360-Degree View: We take into account every aspect of your health and life that may impact your well-being.

Emphasis on Well-being: Your treatment plan is designed to address not just physical pain but also your mental and emotional health.

Prevention

Neck pain is very common in people of all ages because of the stress we put our bodies through.

Here are a few things you can do to prevent neck pain.

  • Always remember to stay hydrated. Dehydration can limit the amount of blood flowing to the head, which can lead to tension in the neck.
  • Remember to not hunch over your phone or tablet, as it can cause neck pain and headaches.
  • When lifting something heavy, lift with your legs and not your back.
  • If you’re going to be on a computer, remember to get up and walk around every once in a while so you can stretch and relive the tension in your neck!

Himanshu Dagar

I have been visiting the clinic for the past two years and my experience has been great. Dr. Kant is very knowledgeable and he treats his patients with full dedication and patience. I underwent treatment for my neck and back pain and I got relief after just a few sessions of dry needling. So, I would recommend everyone to visit KALP HEALTH CARE for any kind of physiotherapy treatment.

Nithya Santhakumar

At the age of 53, a back problem is scary when a doctor tells you that you need 10 days of bed rest or surgery! I went to Kalp expecting the usual steps of physiotherapy, but I couldn't even stand up straight or get out of bed without shooting pain. This is an example of not judging a book by its cover. Dr. Kant is a simple man but a magician when it comes to his treatment. He is passionate and positive about his treatment and knows the human body like the back of his hand. A dedicated team with Dr. Monika and Dr. Rakesh got me on my feet in just 3 days. This is the best treatment I could have asked for!

Vivek Goyal

Dr. Kant and his clinic are excellent in treating muscular and spinal issues - it's very clean and hygienic. Dr. Kant has great understanding and knowledge, quickly reaching to the root of what's wrong and able to provide Relief within a few sessions. I found a solution to my spine problem after seeking treatment from Dr. Kant - I had tried all kinds of treatments before but hadn't been able to find any relief.

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Who is a Kalp Specialist?

Dr. K. K. Kant is the Founder of Kalp Health Care, located in the sub-city of Dwarka, New Delhi.

There are trial & success methods to treat pain but as a seasoned  professionals, we know when and bhow to combine clinical reasoning with manual therapy, modalities, and recent EBP to restore mobility & rejuvenate life.

Dr. K. K. Kant has a keen interest in Ortho – Sports – Spine – Pelvic Floor – Foot field and advanced manual therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Neck pain can be caused by injuries, poor posture, poor ergonomics, overuse of mobile devices (tech neck), or a combination of all of these. Slip and falls, auto accidents, and sports injuries can cause muscle strains, misaligned joints, or torn ligaments to the neck. Left unchecked, your mild, temporary pain may develop into chronic pain that worsens over time.

Neck pain is common. If not serious, the pain should go away within two to three days. However, if your neck pain continues for more than a week, it may be a sign you need to visit our team. You may have a health issue that is going untreated, and the only way to properly diagnose it is to visit our experienced professionals for an assessment.

There are a few things you can do to help prevent neck pain, including:

 

Practicing good posture. Make sure you’re sitting up straight and not hunching over your computer or phone screen.

Take breaks often if you work at a desk all day. Get up and walk around every 20 minutes or so to stretch your neck and shoulders.

Wearing comfortable shoes. High heels can cause tension in the neck and shoulders, so try to avoid them if possible.

Exercising regularly. This will help keep your muscles strong and flexible, which can reduce your risk of injury.

For many neck injuries having a numbness or tingling sensation is typical. Numbness usually extends through the neck, shoulders, arms, and even to the hands. Your neck may also feel stiff and sore and have a limited range of motion.¬† Numbness and tingling are very common with disc injuries. It’s still important that our team gives you a proper assessment of your neck.