Most adults experience neck and back pain at some point during their lives. However, when that pain prevents you from doing your normal daily activities, the physicians and staff at Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy in Potomac, Maryland offer accurate diagnoses and treatments to resolve your pain and heal the underlying condition. To begin your path to recovery, call the practice or schedule an appointment online today.
Several injuries and conditions cause neck pain. One of the most common causes of neck pain is a strain, which occurs when a muscle or tendon has been overextended or overused. You might also strain your neck during a sports injury, by sleeping in the wrong position, or with poor posture.
If you spend a lot of time working at a computer on a desk that isn't arranged ergonomically or if you spend hours of your day with your head tilted down to look at your phone, your posture is the likely culprit of your pain.
Other causes of neck pain include:
Back pain has a variety of potential causes. Poor posture, especially if you spend your days at a poorly set-up desk, can lead to back pain. Improper lifting technique or overuse can cause painful back injuries. Injuries from an auto accident or sports-related collision can also cause back pain.
Other causes of back pain may stem from conditions such as:
The doctors at Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy use a variety of diagnostic tools to identify the cause of your pain, including physical exams, X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans. An accurate diagnosis provides your doctors with the information they need to implement effective treatment for your back or neck pain.
The doctors at Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy customize their treatments to address your specific needs. The available options include, but aren't limited to the following:
Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more about how the physicians and staff at Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy can help your neck and back pain.