Chronic neck pain often results from excessive amounts of stress, degenerative bone conditions, or injuries to the neck. Dr. Verma can help you alleviate any degree of chronic neck pain through effective pain management methods.
Overwork, stress, or an injury that causes inflammation or damages certain structures can cause neck strain. If not treated, the pain can become prolonged and worsen. Dr. Verma believes in strengthening, stretching, and stabilizing the neck through physical therapy or chiropractic care. If that is not enough, there are several options to help control the pain.
Stress can play a significant role in the severity of chronic back and neck pain. When the muscles remain tense for long periods of time, they can become fatigued and sore. If stress is a common problem, it can eventually result in damage to both the tissues and the nerves in the area.
Additionally, normal wear and tear can occur leading to degenerative disc disease. Dr. Verma can help you to find ways to release the tension in the muscles through exercise, physical therapy, and various procedures such as trigger point injections and nerve blocks.
Neck injuries and migraines are often related to one another. Migraines are severe headaches that do not respond well to treatment. Bright lights, loud noises, or other intense stimuli often cause migraines by triggering a reaction within the brain that constricts the brain’s blood vessels. Reduced blood flow to the brain can play a significant role in the intensity of a migraine.
A severe neck injury that results in a decreased flow of blood to the brain can cause a migraine. Dr. Verma understands the structure of the neck and how it affects blood flow to and from the head. By correcting the neck injury, he can restore proper blood flow to the brain.