Neck pain affects millions of people across the United States and can range from moderately inconvenient to severe and disabling. If you have neck pain, Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center can help you recover and get back to your regular activities. At the specialized practice in Glen Burnie, Maryland, the team uses the non-invasive and painless multiwave locked system (MLS®) laser therapy from ASA Laser to treat neck pain and promote tissue healing. Call the office and speak with a friendly staff member for more information or book an appointment online today.
Neck pain is likely to be due to a musculoskeletal problem in your cervical spine. Sports injuries are one common cause of neck pain, but you could injure your neck at work or even just lying in an awkward position in bed.
As well as a symptom of muscular aches and strains, neck pain can be due to a congenital disease — one that you're born with — or a condition that develops as a result of wear-and-tear over the years.
Some of the more common causes of chronic neck pain include:
Neck pain often radiates into your shoulders, upper back, and arms and can even affect your hands. This is due to nerve compression, which can cause pain, tingling, prickling, "pins-and-needles" sensations, numbness, and weakness.
To diagnose the cause of your neck pain, your provider at Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center performs a physical exam and reviews your symptoms. The information from this initial consultation gives your provider a good idea of what's causing your neck pain, which they can then confirm using diagnostic imaging tests like X-rays.
Once the cause of your neck pain is clear, your provider creates a personalized treatment plan, combining physical therapy, occupational therapy, and multiwave locked system (MLS) laser therapy.
MLS laser therapy is entirely non-invasive, so there are no incisions or injections. The light energy from the ASA Laser technology used at Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center penetrates the skin on your neck without causing any pain. It then stimulates the tissues to optimize the natural healing process.
MLS laser therapy is a safe method of treating most types of neck pain. It’s an effective alternative to procedures such as epidural injections.
Treatment with MLS laser therapy is a straightforward process that causes no pain. A series of sessions in the expert hands of the team at Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center can result in a significant reduction in pain and a corresponding increase in freedom of movement.
If you'd like to find out more about MLS laser therapy and how it can relieve your neck pain, call Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center today or book an appointment online.