Neck Pain Treatment / Therapy Chennai

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Dr Shriram Krishnamoorthy - Shri Bone & Joint Clinic Chennai

Introduction to Neck Pain

Neck Pain is a common condition ranging from mild discomfort to severe, debilitating pain. Neck ache is often caused by muscle strain, poor posture, injury or underlying health conditions.

The common causes of neck pain include poor posture, muscle strain, whiplash injury, herniated discs, degenerative disc diseases, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis and certain medical conditions like fibromyalgia or meningitis.

The treatment of neck pain involves a combination of therapies, including rest, ice or heat therapy, pain medications, physical therapy and, in some cases, corticosteroid injections or surgery.

Prevention strategies include maintaining good posture, practicing neck exercises using proper ergonomics and avoiding excessive strain on the neck muscles.

Anatomy of the Neck

The neck, also known as the cervical spine, is a complex structure that supports the weight of the head and allows for a wide range of motion. The cervical spine is surrounded by muscles, ligaments and tendons that provide support and stability.

The major muscles of the neck include the sternocleidomastoid, trapezius, and scalene muscles, which control head movement and help with breathing and swallowing. The neck consists of seven vertebrae labelled C1 to C7, which are separated by intervertebral discs that act as cushions and allow for movement.

The cervical spine contains spinal cords, a vital bundle of nerves transmitting signals to the brain and body. Nerve roots extend from the spinal cord through vertebral openings known as neural foramina, providing sensation and movements to the arms, shoulders and neck.

Symptoms of Neck Pain

  • A dull, aching pain in the neck that may worsen with movement.
  • Tough to move the neck, who;e turning or rotating the neck from side to side.
  • The neck muscles feel tight or knotted.
  • Neck pain sometimes causes headaches, especially at the base of the skull.
  • Pain that radiates down the arms, shoulder or upper back.
  • Numbness or tingling sensations may be felt in the arms or hands.
  • Weakness in the arms or hands which can affect the grip strength.
  • In severe cases, neck pain can affect balance and coordination.
  • Neck pain can be accomplished by swallowing or breathing, requiring immediate medical attention.

Causes of Neck Pain

Muscle strains

Overusing mobiles, phones, and computers can lead to muscle strains. Reading in bed can also cause stiffness in the neck muscles.


This condition can cause wear and tear of bones and neck joints.

Nerve Compressions

Herniated disks or bone spurs in the vertebrae can compress nerves and cause neck pain.


Neck pain can result from accidents while driving or falls.


Conditions such as meningitis, rheumatoid arthritis or cancer can also cause neck pain.


Neck pain diagnosis typically involves a combination of medical history, physical examination and imaging tests. The healthcare provider will ask about the onset, duration and characteristics of the pain as well as any factors that worsen or alleviate it.

They will also perform a physical examination to assess the range of motion, muscle strength and reflexes. Imaging tests, such as X-rays, MRI or CT scans, may be ordered to visualize the spine and identify any abnormalities.

In some cases, blood tests or nerve studies may be done to rule out underlying conditions.

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Treatment Options


Over the counter pain relievers like acetaminophen can help to reduce the pain and inflammation. For muscle spasms, may prescribe muscle relaxants.

Physical Therapy

Structured exercise programs can improve flexibility, strength, and posture, alleviate pain, and prevent future episodes.

Heat and Cool Therapy

Applying heat or cold packs to the affected areas can help to reduce the pain and inflammation.

Massage Therapy

Massage can help relax tight muscles and improve blood flow to the affected area.

Spinal Manipulation

Chiropractic adjustments or osteopathic manipulation can improve spinal alignment and reduce pain.


This traditional Chinese medicine technique involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to alleviate pain and promote healing.

Lifestyle Changes

Maintaining a healthy weight, practicing a good posture and using proper body mechanics when lifting can help prevent or reduce lower pain.


In severe cases where conservative treatments have failed, surgery may be recommended. Surgery may be done to remove a herniated disc, stabilize the spine or relieve pressure on nerves.

Prevention Tips

  • Maintaining proper posture
  • Take brakes
  • Use supportive pillows
  • Stay active
  • Avoid tension
  • Use proper lifting techniques
  • Limiting screen time
  • Stay hydrated

Specialized Treatments

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablations
  • Cervical traction
  • Botulinum toxin injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Surgery

Best Neck Pain Treatment Hospital in Chennai

The best and most trusted hospital for neck pain treatment in Chennai is Shri Bone & Joint Clinic. Here, we have the best orthopedic specialist with over ten years of experience in this field.

Shri Bone & Joint Clinic has two branches in Chennai such as Adyar and Amjinkari. You can visit us anytime or connect with us over the call at 9363 600 206,044 3549 0206, or 044 4524 2424. We are available 24 hours daily, and all emergency walk-ins are accepted.

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Best Neck Pain Treatment Doctor / Surgeon in Chennai

Dr Shriram Krishnamoorthy is the best doctor in Shri Bone & Joint Clinic for neck pain treatment in Chennai. He is a nation board certified orthopedic. He holds more than ten years of experience in this field.

To get top-notch therapy for neck aches at a reasonable medical charge, reach Shri Bone & Joint Clinic in Chennai.

What are the common causes of neck pain?

The common causes of neck pain are provided below.

  • Muscle strain
  • Poor posture
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated discs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis.

How do I know if my lower back pain requires medical attention?

Seek medical attention for lower back pain if it is severe, persistent, accompanied by weakness or numbness, or after a traumatic injury.

Can stress and poor posture contribute to neck pain?

Yes, stress and poor posture can lead to muscle tension and strain, contributing to neck pain.

Is neck pain more common in certain age groups?

Yes, neck pain is more common in adults aged 30-50 due to factors like age-related wear and tear and lifestyle habits.

What lifestyle factors can worsen neck pain?

Poor posture, a sedentary lifestyle, excessive screen time, lack of exercise, stress, and improper sleeping can worsen neck pain.

How long does it typically take to recover from neck pain?

Recovery from neck pain varies; mild cases may improve in days, while severe cases may take weeks or longer.

When should I consider seeking surgical treatment for my neck pain?

Consider surgery for neck pain if conservative treatments fail and the pain significantly impacts daily life or indicates underlying severe issues.

Is it normal to experience headaches along with neck pain?

Yes, headaches can be a common symptom of neck pain, especially if the pain is due to muscle tension or poor posture.

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