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Neck and arm injuries, and chronic neck and arm pain can get in the way of an active lifestyle. Depending on your level of pain, you may have trouble driving a car or even typing on a keyboard. These aches can be brought about by any number of factors, both external and internal. It’s important to listen to the cues your body provides about where the pain lies, how severe it is, how long it lasts, and how frequently it recurs. If the problem does not require immediate medical attention, monitor your symptoms so you can share them with a medical professional as soon as you can get seen for an appointment. Check out our list of arm and neck injuries and see if any symptoms match yours. Here are some questions that will help our specialists diagnose your pain:

  • When is the pain most acute?
  • How long does the pain last?
  • Is coordination impaired?
  • Has this pain lasted for more than a week?

When to Get Help

Some neck pain results from sleeping in an odd position, while temporarily uncomfortable, it will eventually decrease. Every patient has a different threshold for pain, and even the most severe of ailments can creep up on you with little warning.  How can you tell the difference between a minor sprain and a deeper ailment? Seek help immediately if your neck and arm aches are the result of a sudden or severe injury, such as a fall or a car accident. Here are some red flags that indicate medical care is necessary:

  • Extreme neck stiffness
  • Symptoms lasting more than one week
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Incontinence

Why Choose Virginia Spine?

Where do professional football players athletes go when they need medical attention for an arm or neck injury, or need specialized spinal treatments? They turn to the experts at Virginia Spine.  In fact the Washington Redskins named our team of skilled spinal surgeons, physician assistants and physical therapists to be official specialists of the Washington Redskins; treating game-related injuries, and providing attentive treatment for neck pain and arm pain. You don’t need to be a professional athlete to be treated like one. You deserve top-notch care we can provide to help you diagnose and treat a range of chronic ailments and injury side effects. We’ll even customize a holistic wellness plan to accommodate your schedule, fit your wellness needs, and help you on your path to healing to get back to your active lifestyle.