Neck pain is defined as pain that impacts the cervical region of the spine and is one of the most common complaints in chronic pain patients. It can be acute (short term) or chronic in nature with almost half of all patients with neck pain experiencing pain for 6 months or greater. The cause of neck pain can involve muscle, joints, ligaments, intervertebral discs and bones, and/or nerve (such as nerve root impingement). Common conditions that can cause neck pain include whiplash, herniated or bulging disc, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), muscle stiffness and cervical joint pain (also called facet joints).
With the help of our pain specialists, you can find a treatment that works for you, whether it be steroid injections, biofeedback training, and spinal cord stimulation with implants. Scar tissue removal may also be targeted through the use of specific techniques (e.g., vertebroplasty) that are minimally invasive. A number of multimodal comprehensive approaches have demonstrated the ability to effectively reduce neck pain.