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Pain Types

Neck Pain

Neck pain may be a serious issue due to structural issues involving the bones, facet joints, or discs. Also nonspecific neck pain and can arise from minor sprains or poor posture. Recovering from such an instance of neck pain can be relatively simple. Chronic neck pain is persistent pain that develops and persists. Proper consideration and treatment is required in such instances.

The most common symptoms of neck pain can include stiffness of the neck that may hurt when turning the head,  a sharp pain localised to one area, tenderness on a specific area and pain in the shoulders, arms or fingers. It may also spread to the head and cause severe headaches.

What are the major causes of neck pain?

  • Strain in the muscles
  • This is caused by unhealthy posture, working consistently without changing position, sleeping keeping your neck in a poor position and jerking the neck too much during exercise.

  • Neck Injury
  • This is caused due to the forceful movement of muscles and ligaments of the neck. Underlying causes may include spinal cord damage if the neck bones or cervical vertebrae are fractured. Neck injury can be caused by sudden jerking of the head. This is commonly known as whiplash.

  • Spondylosis
  • Ageing causes degeneration of cervical discs and causes pain the neck region.

  • Herniated Cervical disc
  • This condition is caused by a traumatic injury in the past.

  • Spinal Stenosis
  • This condition can come about as a result of long-term inflammation that is caused by arthritis or other conditions.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • This condition might cause pain, swelling of the joints and bone spurs in the neck area, causing neck pain.

  • Fibromyalgia
  • This condition might muscle pain throughout the body, specifically in the neck and shoulder region.

Some other less common causes of neck pain may include congenital abnormalities, infections, abscesses, tumors and cancer of the spine.

How can PainSense help you?

PainSense is an interventional pain center in Perth. It provides multiple interventional pain management treatment services to assist patients with chronic pain such as neck pain. The list of medical services include specialist clinical assessment, advanced radiology techniques such as CT, MRI, X-rays or Ultrasound scans to perform interventional treatments under imaging guidance. Advanced Radiology and a high standard of clinical expertise ensure that the right procedure is performed to provide patients’ with the ultimate neck pain relief experience.

PainSense comprises of a diligent and experienced medical team that specializes in the field of knee pain interventional pain treatment.  Advanced radiology and the highest level of clinical expertise and experience, ensure that the best possible treatment is delivered to provide patients with the ultimate neck pain relief experience.

In the phase of clinical assessment, the full medical history of the individual patient is obtained before the appointment. The information provided by the patient is crucial as it helps the specialist to determine the potential causes for the patient’s symptoms. Accordingly, treatments are applied with a care and consideration. A personalised physical examination pertaining to the musculoskeletal system is performed to determine potential sources of pain and how to address them.  If necessary, diagnostic imaging may include CT, MRI, X-ray or Ultrasound scan. The specialized medical Doctors perform procedures in the out-patient radiology centre in Claremont and Morley – Imaging Central. Interventions are performed under on the latest diagnostic imaging equipment ensuring the lowest possible radiation-dose (if applicable) and the most accurate guidance of the physician for interventions under gold standard protocols in the treatment of knee injury.