Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Neck Pain services offered in Newburyport, Danvers and Gloucester, MA

Neck pain can throw a wrench in your everyday routines and make it hard to concentrate on your work obligations, spend time with your family, and the things you love most. At Pain Management Centers of New England, with locations in Gloucester, Danvers, and Newburyport, Massachusetts, advanced diagnostic and treatment tools help the team of highly skilled pain management specialists addresses your neck pain, providing you with attentive and individualized care. Call the nearest office to schedule a consultation for neck pain, or book one online today.

Neck Pain QA

What are some common causes of neck pain?

The neck is a complex structure of bones, connective tissues, muscles, joints, nerves, blood vessels, and organs. Neck pain is the likely outcome when something goes wrong in any of these components.

Neck pain causes can include:

  • Traumatic injury
  • Diseases
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Pinched nerve
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Meningitis
  • Repetitive stress injuries

Even something as simple as poor posture or too many hours hunched over a computer keyboard can lead to serious neck pain.

What are the symptoms associated with neck pain?

Symptoms associated with neck pain include:

  • Headache
  • Muscle spasms and tightness
  • Decreased ability to move the head

You should contact your healthcare provider if pain:

  • Is severe
  • Persists for several days without relief
  • Spreads down your legs or arms
  • Comes with weakness, tingling, numbness, and a headache

Pain that worsens when holding the head in place for extended periods, such as when working at your computer or driving, signals neck pain. Seek immediate care if you experience neck pain after an injury, such as a fall, motor vehicle accident, or diving accident.

What are some treatment options for neck pain?

In some cases, a period of rest and self-care is enough to give your body a chance to heal from neck pain after a minor neck strain or injury. Physical therapy can also help and offers the added benefit of strengthening the muscles that support your neck.

Medications can play a role in controlling pain and reducing inflammation. Injectable treatments like corticosteroid shots, facet joint injections, and cervical epidural injections can be effective.

Pain Management Centers of New England offers the latest spinal treatment options, incorporating the best technology into your individualized treatment plan. The team might recommend cervical radiofrequency ablation, a carefully controlled electrical current delivered via injection to sever the nerves that transmit pain signals to your brain.

If you’d like to learn more about how to find lasting relief from neck pain, call the nearest office or schedule a consultation with Pain Management Centers of New England using the online booking tool today.