Neck pain affects more than 14% of adults in the United States. If neck pain limits your mobility and hinders your day-to-day life, you don’t have to suffer through it. Henry Achampong, MD, MS, and his experienced pain management team offer innovative solutions at Maryland Pain & Wellness Center in Delmar, Crisfield, Princess Ann, Pocomoke, Berlin, Ocean City, Cambridge, Easton Crofton, Prince Frederick, and Salisbury, MD. Maryland. Call for an appointment today or use the online booking tool.
Neck pain is discomfort at or near your neck. It might be mild, moderate, or severe, and come and go or last long-term. Symptoms include:
Neck pain might resolve on its own after several days, but if it doesn’t or is severe, schedule an appointment with Maryland Pain & Wellness Center for an evaluation.
Many injuries or diseases can cause neck pain. Examples include:
To determine the cause of neck pain, your doctor examines you and reviews your medical history. They ask you questions about your symptoms and may use blood or imaging tests — such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs — to make a diagnosis.
Your personalized neck pain treatment plan depends on the type and severity of pain and what’s causing it. Your pain specialist might recommend one or more of the following:
Applying ice or heat to your neck and wearing a soft cervical collar help to relieve neck pain while an injury heals.
Over-the-counter or prescription medications can alleviate neck pain, relax your muscles, and reduce inflammation.
Massage, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and relaxation exercises are natural ways to ease chronic neck pain.
A certified physical therapist at Maryland Pain & Wellness Center helps you strengthen and stretch neck muscles to prevent re-injury and accelerate healing.
Steroid, nerve block, or numbing injections help reduce neck pain and inflammation. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections contain platelets sourced from your blood to stimulate healing naturally.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure in which your pain doctor uses heat energy to minimize pain signal transmission.
During transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), your doctor places electrodes near painful areas of your neck to deliver electrical impulses that relieve pain.
While rarely needed, neck surgery might be recommended to relieve pain associated with spinal cord or nerve root compression. Your pain doctor lets you know if you’re a good candidate for surgery.
Don’t live with neck pain if it’s severe or long-lasting. Schedule an appointment with Maryland Pain & Wellness Center over the phone or online today.