Neck injuries can cause persistent pain that’s severe enough to lead to a disability. If you’re unable to move your neck because of chronic pain, you can find nonsurgical treatments at LiveWell Pain Management. Nora Taha, MD, specializes in in-office treatments for neck pain to reduce your reliance on pain medications. Dr. Taha may recommend Acupuncture, trigger point, epidural, or joint injections, and other innovative treatments to provide you with long-lasting neck pain relief. Call the pain management office in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Occasional neck pain may be the result of poor posture, sitting in front of your computer for too long, or from too much stress.
However, if your neck pain is chronic, it may be due to more serious underlying conditions like:
If you’re in a car accident, you may develop neck pain due to whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when the impact of the accident causes a violent forward-and-backward movement of your neck, straining or damaging your soft tissues.
If you have occasional neck pain because of muscle strains, you can likely find relief with rest, heat, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories.
If you have neck pain that worsens even with treatment or if you’re unable to move your neck because the pain is severe, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at LiveWell Pain Management.
Dr. Taha offers comprehensive physical exams and uses advanced diagnostic imaging technologies to determine the root cause of your neck pain. She customizes a treatment plan that focuses on long-term pain relief and increased flexibility in your neck.
Your treatment plan for neck pain may involve oral or topical medications and starting physical therapy to relieve persistent pain and strengthen the muscles in your neck.
If these treatments aren’t enough to address chronic neck pain, you may be a candidate for treatments like:
Acupuncture helps trigger your body’s natural healing process. This treatment involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points around your body to improve blood circulation and stimulate the healing of the soft tissues in your neck.
Similar to Acupuncture, when performing trigger point injections, Dr. Taha uses small needles to go into strained muscles to help relax and reduce muscle spasms. These injections are performed in the office at Livewell Pain Management and have little to no downtime.
Interventional Spine Procedures are injections performed usually in a fluoroscopic surgical suite. These treatments can include injections such as epidural steroid injections, facet or medial branch blocks, and radiofrequency ablation. Sometimes these injections are performed in the office or at a surgical center or hospital. They aim to help treat pain from disc-related issues or arthritis. They can be incredibly effective against treating severe acute pain and also chronic pain.
Spinal cord stimulation uses an implantable device to deliver low-level currents of energy into your spinal nerves to treat chronic low neck pain, pinched nerves, and persistent pain after surgery. The energy disrupts pain signals that travel to your brain, and you can control the amount of energy that goes into your nerves using an external remote.
DRG stimulation is similar to spinal cord stimulation, except it directs the low currents of energy into the dorsal root area of your spinal cord. This treatment can address chronic pain in areas like your head, neck, and hand. It is especially useful in treating a condition called Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
You don’t have to suffer from persistent neck pain. Schedule a consultation at LiveWell Pain Management by calling the office or booking online today.