Have you been experiencing severe neck pain that has not responded to traditional treatments? Soreness, stiffness, and decreased range of motion in your neck can be debilitating, making it difficult to perform daily tasks and routines. At Vision Specialists of Michigan, we help patients who have been previously diagnosed with neck strain, neck muscle spasms, torticollis (or wry neck), and scoliosis. It can be overwhelming when you have attempted to get help from countless treatments, medications, and have seen multiple doctors, yet are still unable to experience neck pain relief. The reason standard treatments may not be helping your neck ache is because it may actually be caused by Binocular Vision Dysfunction.
Binocular Vision Dysfunction & Neck Pain
Your eyes have to work in sync with one another to see clearly and to be effective. To be completely synchronized they have to be perfectly aligned. Binocular Vision Dysfunction is a condition where there is a subtle misalignment of the eyes. Some of our patients compensate for their misalignment by tilting the head towards one shoulder, which may help to realign the images vertically, but, can lead to chronic neck pain. For many patients, the symptoms they are experiencing with their neck pain is common in conditions for which they have been previously diagnosed, including:
- Neck Strain: With the overuse of your neck muscles and tendons comes the risk of neck strain or injury. This results in neck pain, tenderness, and a decreased range of motion. Our Binocular Vision Dysfunction patients have additional stress on their neck muscles as they often tilt their head to realign the image. Our specialized aligning lenses allow your eyes to work together to align the image, eliminating the need to tilt your head, and provide neck pain relief.
- Neck Muscle Spasm: When the muscles in your neck involuntarily tighten, causing a sharp or sudden pain, this condition is referred to as a muscle spasm. As a sufferer you could experience the muscle spasm for minutes, hours, or even days and they are usually a result of overuse of the muscles. Constantly tilting your head to one side to realign your vision can cause overuse and strain on the neck muscles, which could result in a neck muscle spasm. By treating the vision misalignment, we can relieve the pressure on your neck muscles and reduce or eliminate your spasms.
- Torticollis (wry neck): With torticollis you are likely to have a head tilt and feel a combination of neck pain, neck muscle tenderness and stiffness. When your neck discomfort becomes chronic and does not heal within a few days it may be due to a vision misalignment. Our specialized aligning lenses eliminate the need for the head to tilt, allowing the head to be held upright and providing you with neck pain relief.
- Scoliosis: When you suffer from scoliosis, a misalignment of the spine, you have a sideways curvature to your spine. In some patients, this can result in a neck tilt and neck pain. However, with Binocular Vision Dysfunction, neck tilts are caused by a vision misalignment. If you are not responding to traditional treatments for your scoliosis neck pain, you may also have a vision misalignment. Our specialized aligning lenses allow your eyes to work together to align the image, eliminating the need to tilt your head and providing you with significant neck pain relief.
At Vision Specialists of Michigan, we are dedicated to our patients. Our compassionate doctors will complete a thorough NeuroVisual Examination to determine the precise extent of your vision misalignment and to prescribe for you specialized aligning lenses. Unlike your standard eyeglass prescription, our lenses treat your Binocular Vision Dysfunction along with any additional vision impairments, to allow your eyes to work together. Our lenses will compensate for your misalignment so that you will not have to rely on tilting your head to align the images to see clearly. Without the need to realign the images, the head remains upright, providing you with substantial neck pain relief.
Having severe and chronic neck pain can make life difficult. It can prevent you from performing tasks at home or at work, exercising, and even take you away from activities you love. Let us, at Vision Specialists of Michigan, help you with your Binocular Vision Dysfunction. Complete the screening questionnaire or contact us today to determine if we can help you experience neck pain relief.