Neck Pain and Headache Relief in Atlanta, Georgia

In the United States, approximately 80% of people suffer from neck pain at some point in their lives. Neck pain, often linked with headaches, can be debilitating, affecting your quality of life as well as your ability to work or care for your family. It can even bring on many complications, including triggering back pain, headaches, and other musculoskeletal concerns.
For Neck Pain and Headache Relief, Atlanta Innovative Medicine (AIM) can provide the solutions you need.

What to Know About Neck Pain

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Your neck, or cervical spine, has seven square bones stacked on top of each other.
These bones are called cervical vertebrae. Along with the neck muscles and supporting ligaments, these vertebrae form the spinal canal, which helps protect the spinal cord.
When this area is sore or painful, neck pain doctors will look for the following common causes:
  • Strain
  • Poor posture
  • Worn joints
  • Nerve compression
  • Diseases 
  • Injuries
Strain from overuse can come from spending hours with your neck in the wrong position, and it is one of the most common reasons people experience neck pain. Poor posture is another leading cause of neck pain.

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Your neck joints wear down with age, just like other joints in your body. Worn joints can lead to the formation of bone spurs, which can cause significant pain.
When bone spurs or compressed discs press down on nerves, you can suffer from nerve compression symptoms, including pain and numbness.
Diseases like meningitis, cancer, and arthritis can also lead to neck pain. Accidents, especially car accidents, can lead to injuries like whiplash, which can cause serious neck pain.
If you are experiencing neck pain, call our clinic now at 770.416.9995.

Neck Pain Symptoms

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Neck pain is often accompanied by the following symptoms:
  • Stiff neck
  • Radicular pain
  • General soreness 
  • Trouble with reflexes
  • Trouble gripping objects
  • Headaches
  • Numbness and/or tingling in the arms and hands
These symptoms can develop slowly over time, or they can occur right after an injury. If you are in a car accident and suffer whiplash, you may experience neck pain as a delayed reaction.
Neck pain symptoms may be constant, or they might come and go. Certain activities or positions might worsen the pain.
It is crucial to reach out to a neck pain center, if you find that the pain is severe, radiates down your arms and legs, or is accompanied by a headache.
If you experience any of these symptoms, call our specialists now at 770.416.9995.

Neck Pain Treatment

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When many of us think about getting treatment for neck pain, we often assume surgical procedures are the only way to go.
That is not the case. Other treatment options can provide you relief from neck pain.
Chiropractic care focuses on manual spinal manipulation, a non-invasive technique that can help relieve neck pain. Manual manipulation can align vertebrae and release endorphins that naturally reduce pain, so this is a good treatment option to pair with physical therapy.
Regenerative medicine can also be a huge help in treating neck pain, especially if the cause of the pain is ligament, tendon, or joint damage. Stem cell therapy, ozone injections, trigger point injections, and platelet-rich plasma therapy can all be useful approaches to regenerating damaged tissue.
Contact our neck pain relief center now at 770.416.9995 to schedule your free consultation. 

What To Know About Headaches

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Neck pain can lead to severe headaches that can interfere with your daily activities.
Migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches are common types of headaches. However, some headaches are caused by muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck. These are called cervicogenic headaches.
Cervicogenic headaches are secondary headaches that develop due to problems in the cervical region. Our headache specialists will look for the root causes of cervicogenic headaches, including:
  • Bad posture
  • Degeneration of discs in the neck
  • Trauma
  • Loss of spine curvature
  • Laxity of neck ligaments
It is important to know the cause of a headache before treating it; cervicogenic headaches require different treatment methods than tension headaches or migraines.

Cervicogenic Headache Symptoms

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Some cervicogenic headache symptoms mimic the symptoms of a migraine, while others are unique.
Headache doctors might look for the following signs that a headache is cervicogenic:
  • Headaches triggered by neck movements 
  • Awkward head positions
  • Pain occurring on one side of the face or head
  • Coughing
  • Pressure on parts of the neck
Some people have neck pain as well as a cervicogenic headache, but neck pain is not always present.
Learn more about AIM’s headache treatment options for you by calling 770.416.9995 today.  

Headache Treatment

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At AIM, we focus on treating the underlying cause of the headache and not just masking the symptoms.
That is why, as indicated, we rely on a number of therapeutics options that include chiropractic care, and a number of regenerative medicine approaches including stem cell therapy, which uses your own stem cells to restore damaged ligaments and joints.
Regenerative medicine can be the right choice for people whose headaches may be caused by arthritis or damaged discs.
Before we determine the right treatment for your headaches, the headache specialist will perform a full physical evaluation to find the exact cause of the problem. We always strive to offer non-invasive options that can provide the relief you need.

Contact AIM: Neck & Headache Pain Specialists

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Living with neck pain and the headaches that it can cause can make every day living more difficult.
You may be unsure how to cope with the symptoms and fear consulting with medical professionals because you do not want invasive treatments.
At AIM, we provide specialized neck pain treatment options that do not rely on surgical procedures, steroid injections, or pain medication.
Our team of doctors are experienced with the proper diagnostic approaches and equipment to determine the root cause of your pain and help you find relief. We will treat you as a whole person and not just focus on diminishing or covering up symptoms.
Get headache and neck pain relief by calling 770.416.9995 now or scheduling a consultation online

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