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Neck Pain

Wellness and Surgery

Wellness Center located in Ardsley, NY

If you’re scared to turn your head because of pain, or if neck pain plagues you constantly, it’s time to look at a new treatment approach. At Wellness and Surgery, the team of wellness care specialists, including Jonathan Arad, MD, and Michelle Molina, MD, offers integrative solutions for neck pain, including state-of-the-art diagnosis and innovative treatments at their office in Ardsley, New York, and locations throughout New York and New Jersey. Insurance covers neck pain treatments in most cases, so click on the online scheduler or call the office for an appointment now.

Neck Pain Q & A

What is neck pain?

Neck pain sounds pretty straightforward, but it's sometimes much more than just pain in the neck area. In some cases, neck pain goes along with tingling, numbness, muscle spasms, limited range of motion, headaches, creaking, and shooting pain. 

Neck pain often causes sleep difficulty, no matter what kind of pillow you use. Pain may be mild, sharp, or fluctuating, depending on its root cause.

What causes neck pain?

Some of the most common reasons for neck pain include:

  • Cervical disc herniation
  • Whiplash
  • Sports injuries
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cervical spinal stenosis

Neck pain has many triggers, so it's important to see the Wellness and Surgery team for diagnosis and treatment if you have serious chronic pain.

How is neck pain diagnosed?

Wellness and Surgery has cutting-edge diagnostic equipment on-site, including ultrasounds, electromyography (EMG), and nerve conduction studies. The team can fully evaluate your neck pain in comfortable surroundings. 

Since they perform all the diagnostic tests in the office, your medical team can immediately access your results and design a treatment plan for neck pain relief, headache relief, and other chronic pain issues.

How is neck pain treated?

Wellness and Surgery prescribes integrative solutions for neck pain, which means they consider every aspect of your health when designing your pain-relief plan. Some of the conservative treatments the team may prescribe include physical therapy, activity modification, and medication. 

If you have severe chronic neck pain, the team may recommend pain-relief injections. These injections, which commonly contain a corticosteroid and an anesthetic, can fight inflammation and pain effectively for as long as a few months.

If injections significantly help with your chronic neck pain, you might get good results from radiofrequency ablation. This minimally invasive in-office procedure involves controlled damage to the nerve tissue that's triggering pain sensations in your neck. Radiofrequency ablation can last for a long time, sometimes even for years, although the nerve slowly grows back over time. 

Neck pain can be highly disruptive, but if you work with the Wellness and Surgery specialists, you can control the effect it has on your life. Insurance usually covers your treatment, so learn how you can live without neck pain by calling the office or clicking on the online appointment scheduler now.