Spine Conditions – Neck Sports Injuries

In many sports injuries, it’s common for players to experience chronic pain in their lower back, neck, shoulders, and even arms due to ligament spondylosis, a condition where the body’s ligaments become loose and slip past each other. This results in a loss of joint flexibility, which is why many athletes suffer from a variety of muscle aches and pains in their lower body, and arm as well as stiffness in the shoulder area.

The pain associated with this condition is often very severe and can occur in either one or both of the affected joints and can also be caused by muscle strain, muscle fatigue, and inflammation. Many athletes who are suffering from this type of sports injury will also complain of soreness in their shoulder, arm, or back as well as fatigue, achy muscles and discomfort. Stinger neck pain is a common condition of neck sports injury and is usually caused by ligament tears that occur due to repetitive motions.

Most people who suffer from Stinger neck pain will go to their doctor first and find out what exactly caused the pain. Once diagnosed, they will undergo a number of tests to determine if the condition is caused by ligament spurs. These tests can include x-rays, ultrasound examinations, and MRIs. Once all the tests have been completed, the doctor will be able to recommend a course of treatment depending on the severity of the injury.

Stinger Neck Injury Treatments

In most cases, the doctor will recommend treatment for the injuries caused by ligament spurs such as physical therapy, chiropractic therapy, or surgery for spinal stenosis. But in some cases where there is swelling of the muscles of the neck due to a herniated disc or a herniated spinal disc, the doctor may recommend treatment that includes a temporary immobilization.

When someone suffers from a sports injury, they are advised to rest the affected muscles and allow the muscles to heal. This is a necessary component of any sports injury treatment and will help reduce any swelling. If the pain persists after a week or two, the doctor may recommend a more in-depth examination to confirm whether the pain is caused by a herniated disk or not.

Although the symptoms of a neck sports injury are similar to those of a pulled or strained muscle, in this case, a doctor will often recommend further evaluation as the symptoms are more serious and can include numbness and tingling, weakness and increased pain. If these symptoms persist, the doctor may order an MRI to verify the diagnosis.

If an MRI confirms that the cause of the pain is indeed a herniated disk, the doctor may recommend a variety of sports injury treatment options. They could recommend the use of a physical therapy course that includes exercises, stretching, massage, heat, ultrasound therapy and/or physical therapy. In some cases, if the condition is severe, the doctor may also recommend surgery for permanent relief

Some of the physical therapies used include tennis elbow splints to help loosen up the tendon, exercise ball traction to strengthen the muscles of the neck muscles and tennis-specific exercises. Chiropractors may also suggest physical therapy for spinal decompression, traction and/or the use of a manual stabilization device.

If the chiropractor determines that your condition warrants surgery, he or she will discuss with you the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment option and recommend the best course of action. Your chiropractor can also prescribe other pain medications to help relieve the pain that accompanies your sports injury. And in some cases, if the condition warrants it, he or she may recommend the use of a traction device to help relieve the neck pain associated with a neck sports injury.

Spinal manipulation can also be used to help relieve the symptoms of your injury. Your chiropractor may also recommend an anti-inflammatory medication to help reduce inflammation and alleviate your pain. The anti-inflammatory medication should only be taken under the close supervision of your chiropractor since the medication may also be absorbed into the soft tissue of the spine and the surrounding muscles.

Although chiropractic manipulation and a manual stabilization device may be used to treat your pain, they should only be used as a last resort when all other forms of treatments fail. You may wish to consult with your chiropractor first before engaging in any kind of physical activity. In addition, make sure that you thoroughly read all the instructions for using a chiropractor and do your research before undergoing any type of treatment.

For more information about neck pain injuries, you should contact a doctor for further diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible. To learn more about neck pain injury treatments, call Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery of Texas today!