Neck injuries result from damage to muscles, bones, soft tissue, or nerves. At Symphony Medical, the skilled medical team diagnoses and treats neck injuries to reduce your pain and restore your daily function. Call one of the two offices in Yonkers or the one in Dobbs Ferry, New York, or use the online tool to set up an appointment and have your neck injury evaluated today.
Many neck injuries are a result of muscle strain or tension. Sitting over a computer for long periods of time, maintaining poor posture, and sleeping in awkward positions all contribute.
Falls, car accidents, and sports participation can also cause neck injuries.
A common neck injury is whiplash, a soft tissue injury to the neck. Whiplash occurs when your head is forcefully and rapidly driven back and forth, such as when being rear-ended in an auto accident.
Other injuries include:
A sprain describes when the ligaments in your neck are torn. A strain occurs when the tendons or muscles in the neck are damaged.
Stiffness can result from holding your head awkwardly for a long period of time.
A disc herniation is when one of the soft discs that sit between your neck vertebrae ruptures and leaks out its jellylike interior. This irritates nearby nerves and causes pain.
When bone or tissue compresses surrounding nerves, you may experience neck pain.
Neck injuries cause pain at the site of the trauma — especially around the neck — but you can also develop other unexpected symptoms.
Neck injuries can lead to severe headaches and migraines. If you have damage to nerves in your neck, you may experience symptoms like tingling, numbness, and pain in your arm and hand. Mobility and muscle strength in your arm and hand may even suffer.
Treatment for neck injuries depends on the cause and extent of damage. Your Symphony Medical specialist takes the time to accurately diagnose and treat your neck injury to help you feel better.
Your provider may order imaging tests to inform their diagnosis, like X-rays, MRIs, and ultrasounds.
Conservative treatments for neck injuries include icing, pain medications, massage, physical therapy, and bracing with a cervical collar.
More involved treatments for neck injuries include pain medication injections and nerve blocks.
If you need medical treatment for a neck injury, contact Symphony Medical today. Call one of the offices or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.