Neck Pain Specialist
Neck pain can occur from the top of your shoulders to the bottom of your head. Neck pain symptoms may be mild to severe and may limit your range of motion. However, the biggest problem tends to be people with neck pain that avoid seeking out medical attention to correct the pain. We often assume the tension or discomfort we experience in our neck is temporary, but that’s not always the case.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Neck Pain?
Neck pain may be caused by trauma such as whiplash — a sudden impact causing your head to jerk and thus tearing the muscles and tendons in your neck. People who play contact sports and athletes, in general, are much more prone to neck strain. However, neck pain may also be the result of a neck sprain, which is caused by the tearing of the ligaments in the neck attaching bones to one another.
What Are the Signs of Neck Sprain or Strain?
Regardless of whether you’ve sprained or strained your neck, you should consider seeing one of our neck and spine doctors if you experience any of the following symptoms.
- Hard, knotted muscles in your neck and shoulders.
- A decreased range of motion.
- Tightness in the general neck-and-shoulder area.
- Stiffness as you go to look over your left or right shoulders.
- Headaches originating from the base of your skull and continuing to the front of your forehead.
At Orthopedic Associates, our neck and spine doctors are skilled specialists that can relieve any aches or soreness in your neck and aid in the treatment that can regain your range of motion.
There are many diagnostic tests that can be performed by our neck pain specialist to determine what the cause of the injury is, and the best practice approach for treatment. At Orthopedic Associates, our neck pain management doctors and treatment specialists value the importance and sensitivity of your discomfort and will work with you slowly until your 100% healthy again. Make an appointment with one of our Neck Doctor specialists today
Neck Specialist Near Me
Our specialists at Orthopedic Associates treat a wide range of neck conditions, including:
- Anatomy of the Spine
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Compression Fracture of the Spine
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Herniated Disc(s) (Cervical)
- Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
- Metastatic Cancer of the Spine
- Muscle Strain of the Upper Back (Trapezius Strain)
- Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
- Spinal Epidural Abscess
- Spinal Infection
- Spinal Stenosis
- Where Lower Back Pain Begins
- Where Neck Pain Begins
Our orthopedics are highly experienced in performing multiple types of treatments and surgeries for the neck including:
- Non-Surgical Procedures
- Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections
- Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy
- Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block
- Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
- Costovertebral Joint Injection
- Facet Joint Injections Fluoroscopic Guided Piriformis injection Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection (without contrast) Lumbar Sympathetic Block Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
- Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI)
- Medial Branch Block
- Medial Branch Block (Cervical)
- Myelography (Myelogram)
- Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
- Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Cervical Facets
- Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Lumbar Facets
- Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection
- Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
- Surgical Procedures
- ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
- Anterior Endoscopic Cervical Microdisectomy
- Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement
- Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy
- Endoscopic-Assisted Lumbar Interbody Fusion (Transforaminal)
- Interspinous Process Decompression
- Intrathecal Pump Implant
- Kyphoplasty (Ballon Vertebroplasty) Laminectomy
- Lumbar Corpectomy
- Lumbar Disc Microsurgery
- Lumbar Pedicle Screw Fixation
- Minimally-Invavsive TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
- PLIF: Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Lumar Facets
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
- Spinal Fusion (Lumbar)
- Spine Stabilization System
- TLIF: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Total Disc Replacement
- Vertebral Augmentation
- Vertebral Body Replacement (VBR)
- Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion