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Neck Pain

About

The neck, or cervical spine, is classified as the 7 upper vertebral bodies of the spine. The cervical spine is surrounded and supported by muscles, tendons, joints, and nerves. Damage, trauma, or age-related degenerative changes to any of these supporting structures can cause neck pain. Pain in the neck is very common, with one-quarter of American adults reporting some type of neck pain, due to the many conditions that can affect this area and strain of supporting the head. Desert Pain Specialists physicians treat both chronic and acute neck pain. Contact our office to schedule an appointment and discuss treatment options.

Causes

The neck supports a heavy burden of the head and it requires a delicate balance to maintain without causing pain. A variety of conditions can cause neck pain including degenerative changes, disc bulging, arthritis, poor posture or sleeping habits, or even carrying a heavy bag/purse. Pain in the neck can also be caused by trauma such as a motor vehicle accident. Our physicians specialize in treating many causes of neck pain.
Causes

Symptoms

There are many symptoms that can be associated with neck pain. Symptoms can include headaches, migraines, burning or electric sensations radiating pain into the head, shoulders, or arms, numbness, and tingling affecting the upper extremities. In severe cases, cervical spine issues can cause loss of motor function of the upper extremities.

Treatments

While there are many approaches to treating acute/chronic neck pain, your Desert Pain Specialists will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the best treatment for your underlying condition. Once conservative care such as rest, ice, and massage has been exhausted, Your physician may first recommend diagnostic imaging to first find the cause of your pain. We offer a variety of treatment options including steroid injections, physical therapy, regenerative medicine injections, and medication management. If indicated, a patient may also be referred to a surgeon to discuss surgical options. Contact Desert Pain Specialists today to discuss options for your neck pain.

Treatments