Helping Wyoming Residents With Quality Neck Sprain Treatments
Commonly known as whiplash, a neck sprain can dramatically limit your range of movement and cause you to suffer from dizziness, patchy numbness in your hands or arms, and ringing in your ears. Together, these symptoms can keep you from enjoying your active lifestyle. Fortunately for residents of Wyoming, the orthopedic specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Centers can help. Let our board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians diagnose your neck sprain and provide treatment that sets you on the road to recovery.
Finding an Accurate Diagnosis
Whether your neck pain comes from recent trauma, like a rear-end car accident, or was caused by poor sitting or sleeping posture, you should visit an orthopedic specialist. That’s because the pain associated with a neck sprain can also accompany other, more serious conditions, making an accurate diagnosis more important than ever. Thankfully, our orthopedic physicians possess extensive training and years of experience that allows us to accurately diagnose your condition. During your appointment, a physician will examine your:
- Range of motion
- Blood vessels in the neck
- Muscle strength
In some cases, the physician may also recommend imaging tests like X-rays or an MRI at one of our onsite facilities. This will provide us with a comprehensive view of your condition and allow us to recommend the most effective treatment for your neck sprain.
Treatment That Yields Long-Term Results
Oftentimes, your physician will recommend a combination of anti-inflammatory techniques (like icing) and gentle movement to treat your neck sprain. Physical therapy may also help manage pain, providing you with strengthening exercises and techniques for healthier movement. If pain persists for longer than three months, however, we recommend visiting one of our spine care specialists for further testing.
Don’t let a neck sprain slow you down. Schedule an appointment with Premier Bone & Joint Centers today at our Laramie, WY, location or at one of our conveniently located satellite clinics across Wyoming.