Your neck plays a vital role in ensuring that your head is in position, mobile, and falling within a healthy range of motion. The underlying source of your neck pain may be within or far beyond your control. Downtown Pain Management offers advanced treatment options for neck pain in Red Bank, Hoboken, and Manalapan, New Jersey. If you experience neck pain lasting for more than a week, reach out for a fully personalized treatment plan.
About Neck Pain
Your neck falls within the uppermost part of your spine, offering support for your head and offering a wide range of motion. Inflammation, a structural abnormality, or injury in your neck region causes massive stiffness and neck pain that could affect your general productivity.
Random neck pain is quite common and may resolve within a few days. In case you suffer severe neck pain that lasts for a week(s), you may need to seek immediate assistance. Dr. Ben-Meir offers immediate and long-lasting relief through a fully customized treatment plan.
Causes of Neck Pain
The neck is highly vulnerable to an array of complications that may cause massive pain. Common causes of neck pain include:
· Bone spurs
· Muscle strain
· Herniated discs
· Nerve compression
· Sports injuries
· Cervical spinal stenosis
· Muscle knots and trigger points
· Traumatic injuries like whiplash
· Degenerative disc disease
In some cases, you may suffer neck pain following a congenital abnormality or medical condition like infections, tumors, or cancer in the spine.
Diagnosis for Neck Pain
Dr. Ben-Meir diagnoses your neck pain by reviewing your medical history, symptoms, and a conclusive examination of your neck. Additional diagnostic tests include:
· Musculoskeletal ultrasound
· Selective nerve root block
· Nerve conduction study (NCS)
· Electromyography (EMG)
NCS and EMG procedures measure your nerve functioning that confirms or rules out a pinched nerve. On the other hand, a selective nerve root block injects steroid and anesthetic medication around the nerve to determine the major source for your neck pain. Each injection is best for diagnosing and treating your pain to deliver long-term relief.
Available Treatment for Your Neck Pain
After your diagnosis, Dr. Ben-Meir drafts a fully personalized treatment plan targeting all underlying causes. Your treatment commences with conservative treatment options like:
§ Alternative therapy like massage, chiropractic care, and acupuncture
§ Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
§ Stretching exercises like yoga
§ Physical therapy
For severe neck pain that’s unresponsive to conventional treatment, Dr. Ben-Meir could recommend advanced integrative pain management options like:
§ Spinal cord stimulation
§ Radiofrequency ablation
§ Trigger point injections
§ Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
§ Epidural nerve blocks
Surgery is often unnecessary for relieving neck pain. However, surgery is the best option for your compressed nerve root that may be unresponsive to non-surgical treatment.
Other Services Offered at Downtown Pain Management
ü Pain management
ü Medical marijuana
ü Joint pain
ü Sports injuries
ü Back pain
ü Adolescent sports injuries
Downtown Pain Management uses an integrative approach to deliver highly effective treatment for neck pain. You can call the practice or book an appointment online from your home or office to receive immediate and long-term relief from neck pain.