Neck pain is a serious issue that can really slow you down — or even make it impossible to move at all — if you don’t get the treatment you need. The good news is that you don’t have to undergo surgery to get relief. The highly advanced treatments offered at the Staten Island and Hartsdale, New York, locations of Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management can relieve your pain naturally. Book your appointment or call the office today.
There are a number of potential causes of neck pain. Some of the most common are:
Cervical disc degeneration typically is a result of wear-and-tear that affects those in middle age or older.
A pinched nerve may result from an accident or develop over time if you have a condition like rheumatoid arthritis.
Auto accidents are a common source of neck pain. When you're in a car accident, the impact usually results in a momentary neck hyperextension, during which your neck and head actually separate. Your head and neck return to their usual positions, but there may be lingering and significant damage, such as a herniated disc or strained ligaments.
During your evaluation at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management, your doctor carefully considers all of your symptoms and then performs any testing necessary to verify the source of your neck pain. Once the cause of your neck discomfort is established, your doctor can discuss treatment options with you.
Treatment for your neck pain depends on the cause, your symptoms, and your needs. Your doctor at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management prescribes medication for you if needed, but the most effective treatments for long-term healing are platelet-rich plasma therapy and stem cell treatment. Medical marijuana may also work for some patients.
With PRP, your doctor takes a small amount of your own blood and separates the powerful platelets that aid in healing and recovery. Your doctor injects the platelets into your neck, focusing on the exact source of your pain. For example, if you have a herniated disc, your doctor injects the plasma in and around the disc to prompt healing.
With stem cell therapy, your doctor injects stem cells in an area where you've suffered serious tissue damage. For example, if you have severe neck joint damage due to arthritis, stem cell therapy can help regenerate the worn joint tissue.
Don't let your neck be a pain any longer. Use online booking or call the office to schedule today.