Pain in your neck is hard to cope with, especially when you also have trouble moving your head. If you’re dealing with severe or persistent neck pain, board-certiﬁed pain medicine experts Naveen Reddy, MD, and Maziar Massrour, MD, of Apex Pain Specialists, can help. At their offices in Chandler, Arizona, they use steroids, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and other injectable and nonsurgical treatments to relieve neck pain. Find out what’s causing your neck pain and how to heal it by calling Apex Pain Specialists today or scheduling a consultation online.
Everyday neck pain or aching is often due to poor posture, chronic stress (which causes muscle tension), and sleeping with your neck bent at an awkward angle. You can suffer an acute neck injury on the sports field, when working out, or just by twisting your neck.
Auto accidents are the primary cause of the most common neck injury — whiplash. Whiplash occurs when your head goes violently forward and backward, as it would if a vehicle hit your car from behind. It stretches and sometimes tears your neck’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments. You could also suffer disc damage.
Chronic neck pain can occur if injuries don’t receive the proper treatment. Or you could develop a degenerative condition, such as:
Cervical radiculopathy occurs when bone or tissue in your spine irritates or compresses a nerve. These nerves attach to your spinal cord on one end while the other extends into your body. If anything presses on the nerve root in your spinal canal, it can cause pain that follows the path of the affected nerve.
In addition to neck pain, you might get tingling, prickling, or burning sensations, weakness, and numbness. These symptoms often spread into the arms.
Your Apex Pain Specialists provider begins the diagnostic process with a physical exam and a medical history review. They also check your neck for stiffness, tenderness, weakness, and limited movement.
You might need an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI as well. These imaging techniques provide a more detailed view of the cervical spine (the vertebrae that form your neck). Your provider uses them to confirm their diagnosis and prepare a suitable treatment plan for your neck pain.
Apex Pain Specialists offers multiple treatments to relieve neck pain and its causes. These include:
Your treatment program will likely start with the least invasive options, which are safe, cost-effective, and successful for most patients. If you don’t improve with these initial methods, your provider can try the more advanced interventions.
Don’t put up with neck pain any longer. Call Apex Pain Specialists today or book an appointment online for effective results.