Neck Pain Causes and Treatments

Examples of common conditions causing neck pain are degenerative disc disease, neck strain, neck injury such as in whiplash, a herniated disc, or a pinched nerve.

Treating Neck Pain With New Laser Therapy

Persistent neck pain is one of the most common complaints doctors and healthcare practitioners see day in and day out. Neck pain causes are many and vary greatly from one person to the next. The pain can be debilitating and can rob the joy and satisfaction out of life and it can arise for any number of reason including injury, illness, or disease.

Most treatments have been limited to managing pain with harmful medication or treating advanced problems with risky surgeries. But you don’t have to put up with neck pain, and you don’t have to risk addiction to medication or the side effects of surgery either. Safe and effective relief is at hand: laser therapy for neck pain!

What causes neck pain?

The neck is fairly vulnerable compared to most other parts of the body and a lot of different things can hurt it and damage the vertebrae and discs. Some of the most common neck pain causes include:

  • Degenerative diseases
  • Traumatic injury
  • Poor posture
  • Muscle damages
  • Whiplash injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Rotated vertebrae
  • Pinched nerves and discs
  • Pulled muscles and tendons
  • Nerve damage
  • Sports injuries
  • Automobile accidents
  • Slip and fall injuries

MLS and HILT Laser Therapy for Neck Pain

If you have tried to find relief from the pain and discomfort that is stealing the joy from your life without much success, there are other options. Medications and surgery are not the only choices you have for relief. Our Center is proud to be on the cutting edge of medical innovation and technology by being the only medical facility in the Chicago area offering Class IV Robotic MLS (Multiwave Locked System) and HILT Laser Therapy.

Cold laser therapy is a painless therapeutic treatment that is used as an effective treatment to correct a variety of neck problems. Pain reduction from a neck injury can usually be felt immediately after treatment, but those with chronic pain or severe injuries will need to have multiple treatments to get the full benefits and the greatest relief possible.

How Laser Therapy for Neck Pain Works

“Cold lasers are handheld devices used by the clinician and are often the size of a flashlight. The laser is placed directly over the injured area for 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the dose provided by the cold laser unit. During this time, the non-thermal photons of light that are emitted from the laser pass through the skins layers (the dermis, epidermis, and the subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin). This light can penetrate between 2 to 5 centimeters below the surface of the skin…Patients usually begin to feel better after 1 or 2 treatments, although 5 or more may be needed to resolve the problem. The more chronic and extensive the injury, the more treatments are usually needed.” (TLCC)

Here at the Pain Relief Institute, we are committed to helping each and every patient who comes to us find the treatment that works for them so they can get the relief they have been searching for. Our MLS and HILT laser therapy has shown amazing results with many of our patients and we invite you to come see if it the answer you have been looking for!

Is laser therapy right for me?

Laser Therapy is a therapeutic technique that is particularly suitable for treating numerous diseases, including some that pose a considerable challenge for the patient and doctor due to their frequency and nature. MLS and HILT treatments for neck pain relief has been changing the lives of many here at the Pain Relief Institute, and we are proud to be continuing this great tradition today. Laser therapy is the wave of the future when it comes to pain management and pain relief, and we are proud to be the only medical center in the Chicago area bringing these techniques to our patients.

To learn more about what this new treatment option can do for you and to find out how it can help you get back to living your life and help with your neck pain, get in touch with us today!