Neck pain treatment with low level laser therapy (or cold laser) helps to desensitise irritated nerves which reduces pain and can lead to a sustained reduction in nerve irritability. It also release the spasms of the tight muscles like release of trigger points. The anti-inflammatory effect of laser therapy also provides the site of pain an opportunity to repair tissue and improve mobility. The therapy cannot reverse any physical damage of bone, tendon, nerve and other related structures but mainly play role in anti-inflammatory effect and aid the healing effects.
Common Known Conditions
Chronic Neck Pain due to Multiple Reasons
Post-Surgery Healing and Faster Recovery
Loss of Sensations in arms/hands due to Nerve Impingement
Back pain can begin suddenly and last less than six weeks. This is known as acute pain.This back pain may be caused by a fall or heavy lifting. Back pain that lasts more than three months is known as chronic pain. It is less common than acute pain.
Back pain often develops without a specific reason. Conditions commonly associated with back pain include:
Overuse, such as too many hours hunched over your computer or smartphone, often triggers muscle strains. Even minor things, such as reading in bed or gritting your teeth, can strain neck muscles.
Just like the other joints in your body, your neck joints tend to wear down with age. Osteoarthritis causes the cushions (cartilage) between your bones (vertebrae) to deteriorate. Your body then forms bone spurs that affect joint motion and cause pain.
Herniated disks or bone spurs in the vertebrae of your neck can press on the nerves branching out from the spinal cord.
Rear-end auto collisions often result in whiplash injury, which occurs when the head is jerked backward and then forward, straining the soft tissues of the neck.
Certain diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis or cancer, can cause neck pain
Most neck pain is associated with poor posture combined with age-related wear and tear. To help prevent neck pain, keep your head centered over your spine. Some simple changes in your daily routine may help. Consider trying to:
Use good posture.
When standing and sitting, be sure your shoulders are in a straight line over your hips and your ears are directly over your shoulders.
Take frequent breaks
If you travel long distances or work long hours at your computer, get up, move around and stretch your neck and shoulders.
Adjust your desk, chair and computer
so that the monitor is at eye level. Knees should be slightly lower than hips. Use your chair’s armrests.
Avoid tucking the phone
between your ear and shoulder when you talk. Use a headset or speakerphone instead.
If you smoke, quit
Smoking can put you at higher risk of developing neck pain.
Avoid carrying heavy bags with straps over your shoulder
The weight can strain your neck.
Sleep in a good position
Your head and neck should be aligned with your body. Use a small pillow under your neck. Try sleeping on your back with your thighs elevated on pillows, which will flatten your spinal muscles.
- Pain that’s often worsened by holding your head in one place for long periods, such as when driving or working at a computer.
- Muscle tightness and spasms.
- Decreased ability to move your head.
When To See a Doctor
- Most neck pain improves gradually with home treatment.If not, see your doctor.
- Seek immediate care if severe neck pain results from an injury, such as a motor vehicle accident, diving accident or fall.
Contact a Doctor
- Is severe.
- Persists for several days without relief.
- Spreads down arms or legs.
- Is accompanied by headache, numbness, weakness or tingling.