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Supporting your head and allowing for motion, the neck is made up of vertebrae, bones, ligaments, and muscles. Typically, pain in the neck is temporary, although in some cases, it can be an indicator of a more serious injury or disorder.
When to See a Neck Doctor Near You
Neck pain is common but a patient should seek medical evaluation by a specialist if it is associated with:
- Radiating pain to the shoulder, arm, or hand
- Weakness of the arm or hand
- Sensory disturbance/sensitivity of the arms and legs
- Arm or hand clumsiness or numbness
When left untreated, a neck condition or injury can cause further damage, and you could be left dealing with chronic pain, weakness or numbness. Specialized treatment should be sought to ensure that a proper diagnosis is made which may include a recommendation for surgery.
Common conditions and injuries patients suffer from and seek care for include:
- Muscle strains
- Osteoarthritis or worn joints
- Cervical nerve compression or herniated discs or bone spurs
- Acute injuries such as whiplash
- Cervical spinal stenosis
- Disc herniations
- Cervical Kyphosis
To consult with a specialist at Flagstaff Bone & Joint, please request an appointment online or call (928) 773-2280.
Why choose Flagstaff Bone & Joint?
Our neck doctors and surgeon at Flagstaff Bone & Joint have completed additional specialty training, specifically in the neck. With this advanced training, Dr. John F. Hall, Dr. Kevin O'Donnell, and Dr. Marshall Meier have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your neck injury or condition individually to your needs and specialize in advanced neck surgery.
To consult with a doctor at Flagstaff Bone & Joint and learn about your treatment options, please request an appointment online or call (928) 773-2280. We have locations in Flagstaff, Williams, Cottonwood, and Kingman-Hualapai Mountain to best accommodate you.
Learn More about The Spine Center at Flagstaff Bone & Joint
Our specialty-trained neck specialists have extensive training in treating cervical conditions using a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained spine surgeon, Dr. John Hall, and our pain management and physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Marshall Meier, can provide the best neck pain treatment to meet your needs. Click here to learn more about The Spine Center.
Tips for a Healthy Back, Neck & Spine
The spine is a highly complex and critical component of the human body, protecting the spinal cord while offering strength, structure, and flexibility. The spine’s ability to provide support and mobility simultaneously makes it more susceptible to injury. The following techniques will help you to treat your spine with care as it ages.
While sleeping, be sure to allow your spine to rest. This may include choosing a mattress that ensures the best support and sleeping position for your condition.
Exercise Your Core
Since our core muscles are rarely used during everyday activities, it's important to target your lower back and abdominal muscles to keep them strong to help support your spine and take pressure off your lower back.
Wear the Right Shoes
Good shoes provide a supportive base that helps the body remain in alignment. When choosing a shoe, make sure it fits the back of your heels but is not overly tight. This will further help balance and support.
The manner in which you carry your body has a significant impact on whether you will remain pain-free. Practice good posture by adjusting work spaces to your specifications. Avoid back pain by picking items up using your legs, not your lower back. When carrying heavy objects, be sure to cradle the items close to your body.
Avoid keeping staying in the same position for a prolonged period of time. This will help to keep you from becoming stiff. In situations where this cannot be avoided, such as car rides, take a break every hour to stretch and adjust your seating position.