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Head & Neck

Head & Neck

Head and neck pain are a….well, pain in the neck. It is estimated that nearly 70% of adults experience neck pain at some point in their lives.

Neck pain occurs when an injury to the muscles, ligaments, or tendons in your neck. Conditions such as pinched nerves, whiplash, and neck arthritis are common conditions Clearway Pain Solutions treats when it comes to neck pain. Neck pain is often a symptom of a more severe condition that requires treatment, but it can be treated effectively.

Head injuries can also cause much discomfort in ones life. Migraine, headaches, and occipital neuralgia, a form of headache, can be debilitating.

Learn more about head and neck pain, including their causes and symptoms, by clicking the links below. If you are needing a treatment plan for a head or neck injury, request an appointment.

80%

of adults

suffer from some sort of Head & Neck pain.
We have the solution for YOU!

Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical Radiculopathy is the medical term that refers to a “pinched nerve.” This is a painful condition, caused by damage to nerves in the cervical spine (neck). Pain can sharp, burning, or radiating, traveling down the arm. Patients most often describe feeling “pins and needles”, leading to feelings of numbness.

Headaches/Migranes

Migraines are the most common form of primary headache types and is a well-known condition. Migraines are best explained as severe throbbing and pulsing pain, and usually takes place on one side of the head. Migraines can be so severe that they can impact an individual’s overall quality of life by causing nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Women are usually at a higher risk than men are to experience migraines, because these headaches are usually related to the stages of their menstrual cycle.

Neck Arthritis

Arthritis of the neck (and related neck and back pain) may be categorized as one of two types of arthritis: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that affects the joints in fingers, thumbs, shoulders, neck, back, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, and feet. Osteoarthritis (often known as OA) affects 27 million Americans and is the most common chronic condition of the joints and is usually referred to as “wear and tear” of the joints.

Neck Pain

Our necks are particularly vulnerable to injuries. They can occur in any situation that leads to the muscles and ligaments being forced outside their normal range of movement. At the Clearway, we have years of experience finding the source of neck pain and helping our patients find relief.

Occipital Neuralgia

Occipital neuralgia is a form of a headache that causes pain along the upper neck and the back of the head because of inflamed or injured nerves. The nerves that are inflamed or injured are known as the occipital nerves and are the sensory nerves that run from the upper part of the neck to the back of the head. Occipital neuralgia is often confused with a migraine because it has similar sharp, stabbing, throbbing, or burning symptoms.

Whiplash Syndrome

Whiplash Syndrome is an injury to the cervical or neck region of the spine that is caused by a rapid forward and backward motion to the neck. These rapid motions cause the neck to move well beyond its normal range of motion and may affect ligaments, muscles, vertebrae, facet joints, discs, and nerves. Typically, this condition occurs after a car accident, but can also occur from contact sports or other physical trauma.

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Finding Headache & Migraine Relief

Headaches are specific to each individual, therefore, there is no single approach that Clearway Pain Solutions takes to treating migraines and headaches.

How to Treat Chronic Headaches and Migraines

Our physical therapy team is certified in headache management and will work to relieve pain and prevent the headaches from continuing, and teach you how to manage migraines.

Warning Signs You Might Have Whiplash

While whiplash typically comes from car accidents, any incident that causes a sudden jerking of the head can result in the condition. This is why you should know how to immediately recognize the warning signs of whiplash.

Request an Appointment

Are you ready to alleviate your pain and restore your physical function so you can live your best life – the one you want and deserve? The entire Clearway team is ready to help.

To request an appointment, please click the button below. You will be routed to our Patient Portal, where you can register with us by providing us with some basic information. We will get back as quickly as possible to set up and confirm your appointment day and time. Just below the form, we provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, as well.

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