Neck Pain Conditions

We often hear the phrase “that’s a pain in the neck”, there’s a reason for that. Neck pain can be debilitating and is commonly associated with a dull ache. The good news is that neck pain is treatable and manageable. If you’re seeking help for pain management, please contact Unique Pain Medicine at 347.252.6732 or schedule an appointment online today.

The most common neck pain conditions treated at our office include:

CERVICAL DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE

This is a common cause of neck pain, it often feels like a stiff neck. Cervical degenerative disc disease is much less common compared to disc degeneration in the lumbar spine because the neck is generally subjected to far less torque and force.

Treatments for Cervical degenerative disc disease include:

FACET JOINT ARTHRITIS

Cervical facet joint arthritis or arthropathy is a common cause of neck pain and discomfort due to degeneration and arthritis in this part of the vertebrae. The neck pain associated with this condition does not radiate into the arms. Spondylosis a general term which describes symptoms related to degenerative changes in the spine and is not considered a medical diagnosis. The term Spondylosis is often used in place of facet joint arthritis, or facet arthropathy.

Treatments for Facet Joint Arthritis include:

CERVICAL BULGING DISC

Bulging discs typically surface in the lower back and occur when a weakened or deteriorated disc swells through a crevice in the spine, extending outside of its normal area. This happens when a disc shifts out of its normal position, which typically happens slowly over an extended period of time. As the disc moves, it’s inner, liquid-like nucleus begins to balloon toward the weakest point in it’s hard outer casing causing pain and general discomfort.

Treatments for a bulging disc include:

CERVICAL SPINAL STENOSIS

Cervical spinal stenosis results in: stiffness, pain, numbness, or weakness in the neck, shoulders, arms, hands, or legs. Individuals with this condition often experience balance and coordination problems such as shuffling or tripping while walking. Cervical spinal stenosis can be crippling if the spinal cord is damaged. Individuals can also experience loss of bowel or bladder control (incontinence).

Treatments for Cervical spinal stenosis include:

CERVICAL RADICULAR PAIN

This pain condition happens when a nerve in your neck at a point where it leaves the spinal canal is irritated. This condition usually occurs when a nerve root is being pinched by a herniated disc or a bone spur, and causes pain to shoot or radiate into the shoulder or hand.

Treatments for Cervical radicular pain include:

HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES

Pain experts believe Botox helps with migraine headaches because it blocks chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry pain signals to the brain. Injecting Botox along this path stops pain before it hits the nerve endings in your head and neck.

Treatments for migraines include:

Schedule an appointment with Unique Pain Medicine for a pain evaluation today.

If you are suffering from acute or chronic neck pain and need help we invite you to talk with our team of talented pain management specialists. You can learn more about different types of pain and pain management as well as schedule an appointment by exploring our website or calling 347.252.6732

We look forward to seeing you.