What is Neck Pain?
The neck, or cervical spine, is a highly engineered structure of bones, joints, muscles and nerves. The neck stabilizes the head and spinal cord and supports a critical range of motion. Due to the structural complexity, the neck is susceptible to sustaining an acute or chronic injury.
In many cases, common neck pain is a temporary condition that usually resolves on its own. In cases where pain persists, an underlying condition may be present. Patients with persistent neck pain or those who have sustained an acute neck injury may require an exam from a medical professional. As a neck surgeon, Dr. Ernest Braxton utilizes both conservative and surgical treatment options to treat patients suffering from acute and chronic neck pain.