Neck pain can be acute, which usually lasts a few hours to weeks, or it can be chronic, which could last several weeks to months.
Learn about the common causes and treatment for neck pain by clicking the icon on the right.
Neck Pain (Definitions)
Most neck pain comes from normal stress and tension brought on by poor posture with daily and work activities. In most cases neck pain is not serious. But sometimes neck pain can signify something more significant especially when the pain is severe or travels into your arms and hands.
Warning signs of a serious neck condition:
- Severe Unrelenting Pain
- Shooting Pain
- Numbness or Weakness
- Changes in Bladder or Bowel Function
Causes of Neck pain
There are many causes of neck pain such as: ligament sprains, muscle strains, arthritis, osteoporosis, scoliosis, disc bulges or disc herniations (Slipped Discs) to name a few. Whiplash type injuries from automobile accidents, sports injuries or falls are also common in the neck.
Diagnosing The Cause of Neck Pain
The most important part of caring for patients with neck pain is an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Magaziner uses his years of clinical experience, using a thorough examination and sophisticated diagnostic tools to arrive at his diagnosis. Some of the diagnostic tools are: X-ray, Fluoroscopy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Bone Scan and Ultrasound.
Neck Pain Treatment
Dr. Magaziner’s philosophy is to start with the more conservative treatments (less invasive) first. If necessary, The Center for Spine, Sports, Pain Management and Regenerative Orthopedics provides multiple forms of treatment to help patients recover from an acute or chronic spinal condition.
There are many non-surgical treatments which are effective in the treatment of neck pain and some include:
- Stem Cell Grafts
- Laser Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Epidural Injections
- Facet Injections
- Nerve Blocks
- PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
When necessary Dr. Magaziner also performs minimally invasive spinal surgical techniques such as laser assisted endoscopic spine surgery.