Denver Neck Pain Treatment
Your neck is vulnerable to injury and pain due to its range of mobility and the weight of your head. If you're experiencing neck pain and can't find relief from at-home treatments, you may need a Denver neck pain specialist.
Why Choose MD Pain
MD Pain specializes in both chronic and acute neck pain caused by muscle strain, rheumatoid arthritis, pinched nerve, bone spurs, or any other neck condition. MD Pain offers comprehensive care for your back and neck pain, from physical therapy to orthopedic surgery. If you have neck pain that worsens despite self-care, persists after several weeks, and/or radiates down your arms or legs, call MD Pain today and set up a consultation with one of our orthopedic surgeons.
Our team of medical professionals utilizes non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures with the latest technology and training to offer you the best solutions to your back or neck pain. Our multidisciplinary approach to neck care can offer lasting relief and get you back to your normal activities in no time. Whether you are experiencing mild, moderate, or severe pain and would like immediate head and neck pain relief, contact MD Pain today at (303) 369-1891 for a consultation and physical exam.
Causes of Neck Pain
Determining what causes neck pain is the first step to rehabilitation. Neck pain can start as the result of a variety of factors, including:
- Neck strain from poor posture or sleeping in an awkward position
- A whiplash injury from a car accident
- Herniated discs
- Muscle Spasms
Acute Neck Pain
Acute neck pain occurs suddenly and can heal within several days to weeks with physical therapy, rest, and self-care procedures. This type of neck pain is usually seeded in the muscles and ligaments, joints, or discs.
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic pain that persists in the neck for more than three months may be felt all the time or worsen with certain activities. Although its source may be hard to determine, contributing factors include nerve damage, tissue scarring, arthritis, or emotional effects of pain. People with chronic symptoms should seek the care of a neck pain doctor.
Neck Pain Diagnosis
Neck pain can be diagnosed through a variety of methods, including:
- A physical examination
- CT scans
- A nerve conduction study
- A bone scan
A back and neck pain specialist will review your medical history and work with you to develop a treatment plan to relieve your pain and prevent it from coming back. Neck pain can be a symptom of a serious condition, such as peripheral neuropathy, so it's important to have a thorough examination completed by an experienced medical professional.
At MD Pain, we specialize in treating chronic neck pain and understand the importance of finding the root cause of the pain and providing comprehensive care. Our team of experts will work with you to develop a treatment plan to help relieve your symptoms and get you back to living your life to the fullest.
Neck Pain Treatments
No matter the cause of your neck pain, our specialists can help. We offer a range of treatments, including:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Physical therapy
- Pain medications
- Neck surgery (if necessary)
Our goal is to help you find relief from your neck pain and get you back to your everyday life. Call MD Pain in Denver CO at (303) 369-1891 to schedule an appointment and start feeling better!
Get your Neck Pain Treated at MD Pain
MD Pain offers the following treatment options for your neck pain:
Percutaneous Discectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed with only local anesthetics and sedation and does not require any incisions. This procedure removes the part of a herniated disc that is irritating a nerve, therefore relieving pressure on a spinal nerve root that is causing a patient’s pain.
Stellate Ganglion Block
A stellate ganglion block is an injection of anesthetic medication into the nerves of the stellate ganglion, in the front of your neck on either side of your trachea and esophagus (not performed on both sides at one visit). The purpose is to attain relief from pain in your head, neck, upper arm, or upper chest. The block is used to treat conditions such as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, complex regional pain syndrome, shingles, and phantom limb pain.
Get Immediate Relief for Your Neck Pain
Our neck pain doctors will work with you to develop a treatment plan that best meets your needs. We offer a variety of treatments, including medications, non-invasive treatments, neck exercises, manipulation, and surgery.
MD Pain - Spine and Back Pain Management Specialists is here to help. Neck pain can be debilitating – don’t let it control your life.
Contact MD Pain today at (303) 369-1891 to talk with a specialist.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can develop neck pain from any number of causes.
Injury: Auto accidents are a common cause of neck pain due to whiplash, which is the rapid back-and-forth motion that your head endures during a collision, especially when your vehicle is struck from behind.
Arthritis: Over time, the cartilage between the vertebrae in your neck begins to wear down, which causes the bones to rub together and deteriorate. You may also develop bone spurs, which can irritate the nerves from your spinal cord and cause pain.
Nerve Compression: Nerve compression occurs when herniated discs or bone spurs press on the nerves that branch out from your spinal cord, leading to pain.
Muscle Strain: Overuse of your neck muscles, which can come from hours spent hunched over a computer or smartphone, may lead to muscle pain in your neck.
Certain diseases, such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, can also cause you to feel pain in your neck.
Neck pain can also lead to other symptoms and pain in other areas.
Symptoms of neck pain include:
- Neck pain that worsens when you hold your head in one position
- A headache
- Muscle spasms
- Decreased range of motion in your neck
Neck pain may also cause pain, numbness, or a tingling sensation that travels down your shoulder or arm. If you’re experiencing these specific symptoms, you should call Metro Denver Pain Management (MD Pain) for an evaluation right away.
Your pain specialist at Metro Denver Pain Management (MD Pain) takes a multidisciplinary approach to care and then develops an individualized treatment plan to help relieve your neck pain based on its cause and your overall health.
Common treatments for neck pain include:
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Cortisone shots
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
Physical therapy may also be part of your treatment plan to help improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Your physical therapist may also be able to provide a soft collar to reduce mobility and provide short-term pain relief. Although, if it’s worn for too long, the soft collar may lead to additional neck problems, so be sure to wear it only as directed.