Neck pain from disc herniation and muscle problems may limit your movement and can occur anywhere from the bottom of the head to the top of your shoulders. It can also reach into the upper back or arms. Whether your pain has been caused by an accident, poor posture, occupational stressors, or a strain, our expert musculoskeletal team will help you to understand what is causing the pain and prescribe therapies that will improve your function and reduce your pain.
How we diagnose
A comprehensive examination is performed on every patient with a focus on ferreting out various problems that can cause neck pain. These can range from spinal joint dysfunction to spinal joint degenerative disease, spinal stenosis, cervical disc herniation, and an overuse condition known as cervicothoracic myofascial pain syndrome (CMPS). Cervical dystonia, although not as common, is a common cause of neck pain that is frequently misdiagnosed.
Advanced imaging, including MRIs and bone scans, is frequently used to confirm the diagnosis made by our expert examination. Electromyography (EMG) is used to examine neck-related pinched nerve problems as well as muscular spasm condition known as cervical dystonia.
How we treat
X-ray-guided injections can be performed for the pain in the spine joints.
In cases of cervical dystonia, Botox injections are used to calm down the spastic muscles.
Our physicians use EMG assistance to find the spasming muscles and we are one of the first groups in the country to use ultrasound technology to more accurately and safely guide the Botox injections.
We are still one of the few groups that use ultrasound for guidance of Botox therapy.
Gentle manipulation of the spinal joints is frequently performed during examination for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
If significant joint misalignment is found, the patient is referred to a skilled chiropractor that works closely with our physicians.
We employ state-of-the-art physical therapy for correction of muscle imbalances, postural abnormalities and weakness that so frequently lead to neck pain.
Our small and carefully designed therapeutic yoga classes for back pain are a perfect way to exercise towards a stronger and a pain-free spine. This program is also designed to strengthen and increase bone density of the osteoporotic or osteopenic spine.