5001 American Blvd W. Suite 945
Bloomington, MN 55437
Phone: 952-835-6653
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AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN: Neck Pain Relief

Neck pain is a common problem, with two-thirds of the population having neck pain at some point in their lives. Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by various injuries, strains and medical conditions.

Non-Surgical Neck Pain Treatments

Treatment for any neck pain is recommended as soon as possible to minimize the danger of further aggravation. Treatment will depend on the cause of the pain. The least invasive types of treatments are usually tried initially.

Physical Therapy – Can help you learn proper body mechanics, better posture and increase strength in your neck muscles. Physical therapists often use hydrotherapy or heat and ice therapy to reduce pain.

Massage Therapy – Some people with neck pain get relief from regular massages, which help the muscles relax and improve blood flow to the neck.

Nerve Blocks – There are several different types of blocks that can be injected into the body to relieve neck pain. Nerve blocks are commonly used. They desensitize the sensory pathways and reduce pain.

Trigger Point Injections – Trigger point injections may help neck pain caused by muscle spasms.

Facet Joint Injections – A steroid medication is injected into a facet joint, a thumbnail-sized joint located on the back of your vertebral bones.

Epidural Steroid Injections – The spine and nerve roots are covered by a membrane called the dura, and the area surrounding the dura is called the epidural space. An epidural injection places steroids into that space to decrease inflammation of the nerve roots, which improves pain.

For more information download our printable Neck Pain Relief Information Sheet or make an appointment, contact AdvaCare Clinic at 952-835-6653. You can look forward to some neck pain relief soon.

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