Treatment of Neck Pain
The treatment for chronic neck pain is frequently multifactorial and interdisciplinary. Nonoperative management includes nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (often over-the-counter such as aspirin or ibuprofen), muscle relaxants, analgesics, and referral for physical therapy. Supervised physical therapy in a -neck school" program has also been found to be beneficial. Frequently, this is done in conjunction with medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications as well as analgesics and/or muscle relaxants. This in conjunction with psychological/stress/pain management techniques frequently alleviates peopleês symptomatology. Additionally, injection therapy in the form of muscular trigger point injections and/or radiologically guided epidural steroid injections prove to be helpful as well.