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NYC’s Top Neck Sprain Specialists

New York Pain Care’s team of neck sprain specialists is made up of some of the nation’s top cervical spine doctors. These NYC neck care specialists offer you an accurate diagnosis and the appropriate treatments to get you healthy as quickly as possible. The neck pain doctors at New York Pain Care are consistently voted top doctors in NYC. They are board certified physicians with extensive experience treating all types of neck pain and neck injuries. The practice has been top-rated for neck sprain treatment for 10 years in a row by Castle Connolly.

What Is a Neck Sprain?

A neck sprain is an injury to the ligaments in your neck. Ligaments are the tough bands of tissue that hold your bones together. Neck sprains range in severity from mild sprains that go away on their own to ligament tears that may take months to heal. A cervical strain, on the other hand, refers to a muscle or tendon injury in your neck.

The cervical spine is the name for the first seven vertebrae from your head to your shoulders. The spine includes the muscles and ligaments surrounding the bones. Your cervical spine is one of the most flexible parts of your body, which makes it susceptible to sprains. Common causes of neck sprains include:

What Are the Symptoms of Neck Sprains?

If you’re suffering with a pain in the neck following an injury, it may be a neck sprain or another type of medical condition. Only an experienced neck pain doctor can make a firm diagnosis before beginning treatment. Signs that you may have a neck sprain include:

Other symptoms may mean a more serious condition. Seek immediate medical help if:

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What’s the Treatment for Neck Sprains?

Your doctor evaluates your neck sprain and guides you through a treatment regimen to recover faster and stronger. The range of treatments available to your New York Pain Care neck pain specialist includes:

With rest, mild neck sprains usually go away within a week. More serious neck sprains, however, may linger for a month or longer. Having the guidance of a medical professional ensures that your neck sprain doesn’t worsen.

How Can I Prevent a Neck Sprain?

Many neck sprains come from accidents that you can’t prevent, no matter how prepared you are. For example, you’re at risk when you participate in contact sports and other strenuous physical activities. To protect yourself from further neck sprain:

If you’ve had a neck sprain before, you’re at a higher risk of another. Physical therapy exercises strengthen your neck and reduce the risk of developing a chronic condition. Treating a neck sprain or neck strain requires a plan designed specifically for you. New York Pain Care neck pain doctors rely on a holistic approach to neck sprain recovery. It gets you back to your active lifestyle quickly.

Highly-rated neck pain specialists provide the best treatments using the latest medical knowledge and technology. These New York and New Jersey doctors have been recognized as the Most Dedicated Physicians by their peers. Contact New York Pain Care now for expert care for your neck sprain. They offer convenient appointment times and locations to suit your schedule.

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Page Updated on Aug 26, 2022 by Dr. Hosny (Interventional Spine Specialist) of New York Pain Care
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