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Neck Pain Specialist

Advanced Pain Management

Pain Management Serving the Greater Phoenix Area and Tucson, AZ

Neck pain is a common complaint for many adults in the United States. If your neck pain is chronic, you can find help from the team at Advanced Pain Management. Vikramjeet (Vik) Saini, MD, and David Delatte, MD, offer non-surgical solutions like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and steroid injections to ease neck pain. The 10 offices in Arizona, including in Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale, Surprise, and Chandler, are fully equipped with diagnostic technology to determine what’s causing your neck pain, so you can start treatment quickly. Call the Advanced Pain Management office nearest you or book a consultation online today.

Neck Pain

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can be the result of poor posture, strained muscles, and overexertion. This type of acute pain typically lasts for a few weeks and gets better with rest and over-the-counter medications.

If you have chronic neck pain that lasts longer than six months, it might be due to underlying issues that affect your cervical (upper) spine. Common cervical spine conditions that can contribute to neck pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Herniated disc
  • Bone spurs
  • Osteoporosis

You can also experience pain from whiplash, a condition that results after trauma that causes your neck to forcefully move back and forth. Whiplash is a common type of auto accident injury.

When should I seek treatment for neck pain?

If you have neck pain that isn’t getting better in a few weeks or continues to worsen even with home care, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the team at Advanced Pain Management.

The pain specialists focus on pinpointing the root cause of your neck pain through a physical exam, X-rays, and other diagnostic imaging tests. They look at the structures of your spine to identify issues like nerve damage, bone fractures, and arthritis.

Once they confirm your diagnosis, your Advanced Pain Management provider tailors a treatment plan to your needs.

How is neck pain treated?

The Advanced Pain Management team specializes in non-surgical, minimally invasive solutions for relieving chronic neck pain. They might initially recommend oral medications and physical therapy to stretch your muscles and strengthen your spine.

If these treatments aren’t enough to manage your pain, you might need therapies like:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Steroid injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

The goals of these treatments are to help you manage pain in the longer term and reduce the likelihood you’ll need surgery.

The pain management team can also recommend alternative therapies like massage and acupuncture to relieve chronic tension that causes neck pain. You should also ensure you practice good posture, limit time in front of electric screens, and eat a healthy diet.

To find out more about the available options for treating neck pain, call the Advanced Pain Management office nearest you or book a consultation online today.