The neck is full of muscles, nerves and tiny bones – the vertebrae that start at the base of the skull and continue throughout the body to the tailbone. The whole neck area – or cervical spine – covers the region between the skull and upper torso. This complex region houses the information superhighway of the body that carries nerve messages and signals to and from the brain, controlling motion, pain response and much more.
This region is also one that is incredibly flexible and mobile, but this same capability can lead to injuries and issues. Because it is not a rigid structure, this area of the body is vulnerable to injury that can produce pain or restrict motion. In many cases, this neck pain is just that – a pain in the neck, and one that soon resolves itself. In other cases, however, medical attention is needed and the doctors at UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine should be your first call.
During your appointment, our board-certified physicians will assess your neck injury and develop a treatment plan appropriate for your specific needs. Whether you’re dealing with a bone, muscle or nerve issue, our doctors have the knowledge and experience to properly diagnose your issue and help reduce and eliminate pain or restore any loss of motion.
Schedule an appointment with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine today or read more about the types of injuries and issues that can affect the neck and surgical spine at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ website.