Neck Pain Specialist

Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Spine Surgery & Neurosurgery located in Englewood, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, West New York, NJ, Staten Island, NY, Ridgewood, NJ, & Bayonne, NJ

Though spending all day hunched over a computer, smartphone, or tablet is a common cause of neck pain, severe or ongoing neck pain may be a sign of an underlying problem. The skilled team at Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine, with offices in Englewood, Jersey City, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Bayonne, New Jersey, as well as the Castleton Corners area of Staten Island in New York City, specializes in diagnosing and treating neck pain. Call the office most convenient to you or book an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What is neck pain?

Neck pain is a common medical complaint that refers to any discomfort that originates in your neck. Your discomfort may range from a dull ache to pain that radiates into your arms, head, or back.

Your neck is the most flexible part of your spine and supports the weight and mobility of your head. The structure and function of your neck make it more vulnerable to injury and damage that causes pain. 

What causes neck pain?

You can develop neck pain from poor posture, an acute injury, or an underlying degenerative condition. Some of the common causes of neck pain include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Pinched nerve
  • Vertebral fracture
  • Trauma
  • Whiplash

No matter the cause of your neck pain, the team at Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine can provide the care you need. 

What can I expect during a neck pain evaluation?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come in for a neck pain evaluation at Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine. The team focuses on fully understanding your needs and goals to provide the best treatment options to help you achieve them.

Your provider asks detailed questions about your neck pain, including when it started, the type of symptoms you feel, and activities that make your pain worse or better. 

They perform a physical and closely examine your neck to look for signs that may indicate the root cause of your discomfort. The team also runs diagnostic tests to confirm or rule a diagnosis to explain your symptoms, such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs.

How is neck pain treated?

Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine takes a team-based, patient-centered approach to care. The team creates individual neck pain treatment plans based on diagnosis, the severity of symptoms, overall health, and personal goals.

Initially, the team maximizes all non-operative treatment options to help you get relief from neck pain, which may include:

  • Activity modification
  • Posture therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy on-site at a state-of-the-art facility
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Trigger point injections

When conservative medical care fails to alleviate neck pain, the team may recommend neck surgery. The type of surgery you need may depend on the underlying cause of your pain. 

When possible, the orthopedic spine surgeons at Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine use minimally invasive spine surgery techniques to limit post-surgical pain and recovery time. 

For relief from your neck pain, call Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine, or request an appointment online today.