Neck Pain

Neck Pain treatments offered in St. Cloud, Melbourne and Sebastian, FL

Neck pain is a common condition that often occurs from poor posture and resolves on its own quickly. However, when you have ongoing neck pain or pain that makes it hard to sleep or go about your day, Ronald J. Stern, MD, and the team at the Center for Pain Treatment in Sebastian, Melbourne, and St. Cloud, Florida, can help. They offer conservative interventional pain management procedures and medication management for neck pain. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q&A

Neck pain includes any type of discomfort you feel in your neck, also called your cervical spine. Your neck is the most flexible part of your spine, supporting the weight of your head and allowing you to move it up and down and side to side. 

The structure and function of your neck make it vulnerable to acute and chronic pain conditions. The pain varies in severity depending on the cause, ranging from a mild ache to electric shock-like sensations that radiate into your arms.

Most causes of neck pain aren’t serious, but the discomfort takes its toll. The team at the Center for Pain Treatment specializes in diagnosing and treating all types of pain, including neck pain.

You can develop neck pain from an acute injury, poor posture, or a chronic degenerative condition. Common causes of neck pain include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated disc
  • Cervical stenosis (narrowing in the spinal canal)
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD)

Poor posture is a common cause of neck pain and may lead to a chronic condition if not corrected. 

You should seek help from the experts at the Center for Pain Treatment for neck pain if your pain is severe or an ongoing problem. The team provides pain management for acute and chronic neck pain conditions.

The team reviews your symptoms, activities that make the pain worse, and your current treatments. They perform a physical exam and may request imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or an MRI to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

The team at the Center for Pain Treatment customizes your neck pain treatment plan based on the cause, the severity of your symptoms, and your personal needs and goals. At the Center for Pain Treatment, you come first, not your symptoms.

The team takes a conservative approach to care, utilizing medication management and innovative interventional procedures to help you get relief. Treatments for neck pain at the Center for Pain Treatment include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Posture therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Medial branch blocks
  • Cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation 

The team works one-on-one with you, adjusting your plan to get you the most effective, long-term relief.

Don’t suffer with neck pain; call the Center for Pain Treatment or schedule an appointment online today.
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