Experiencing persistent pain in your neck can interfere with your ability to work or engage in physical activities. The experienced pain management specialists at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona offer innovative treatment options to provide long-term relief of neck pain and limited range of motion. At offices located throughout Tucson, Oro Valley, Green Valley, Safford, Benson and Willcox, Arizona, the medical team addresses neck pain from pinched nerves or degenerative diseases with a custom treatment plan. Find relief from chronic neck pain by calling the office nearest you or by requesting a consultation online today.
Your neck is part of your spinal column known as the cervical spine. The neck is capable of a wide range of movements and endures carrying the weight of your head.
When you suffer a direct injury to your cervical spine, you can experience ongoing pain and limited mobility in your neck. Degenerative diseases, such as osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis, are also responsible for many cases of chronic neck pain.
In some cases, moving your neck wrong or sleeping in an awkward position can result in a pinched nerve that causes pain and limited range of motion.
When neck pain lasts for a week or more and doesn’t get better with rest and over-the-counter medications, you should seek a diagnosis at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona.
Your experienced physician discusses your medical history and your list of symptoms to identify potential causes of your neck pain. They also perform a physical exam, testing your flexibility and range of motion and evaluating the cervical spine for signs of pain or swelling.
To confirm a degenerative disease or damage to the cervical spine, your physician can order imaging tests, like a CT scan, MRI, or X-rays, to get a better look at your cervical spine.
Customized treatment plans are available to address the specific cause of your ongoing neck pain. Depending on your condition, you may initially benefit from rest and over-the-counter pain relievers or anti-inflammatories. Using a brace to immobilize your neck for a few days can also allow overstressed muscles time to heal.
If chronic neck pain is the result of a spinal condition, like a herniated disc or spinal stenosis, the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona medical team may recommend cervical epidural steroid injections. This type of treatment delivers anti-inflammatory steroids directly into the epidural space of your cervical spine.
Facet joint injections are also available to address inflamed or irritated joints on both sides of the spine. Injections use a combination of steroids and a local anesthetic to reduce inflammation and block pain signals from traveling to the brain.
Other pain management services are available for chronic neck pain based on your diagnosis. Your physician can provide you with all of your options for pain relief and help you make the right decision for your health.
Don’t live with chronic neck pain. Find relief for your pain and mobility issues by calling the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona today or request a consultation online now.