Because neck pain is associated with so many different problems, our priority is always to figure out exactly what’s causing your discomfort. To that end, we will talk to you about your symptoms and medical history, as well as perform a detailed hands on physical examination. We will begin by asking you specific questions about your pain and whether or not you participate in any activities or sports that may be contributing to your symptoms. From there, we will assess your range of motion and evaluate your neck for tender areas.
Our goal throughout this process is to achieve a definitive diagnosis, so we can prescribe an appropriate and successful treatment plan. To that end, we will often order x-rays or MRI and additional imaging tests to confirm our suspected diagnosis and obtain more insight into the underlying cause of your condition.