Neck Pain Specialist

Premier Pain Solutions

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Asheville, NC, Columbus, NC, Wilmington NC, Southern Pines NC, Easley SC, & Greenwood SC

Neck pain can significantly limit your ability to move your head as well as prove distressingly uncomfortable. If you have persistent neck pain, Javid Baksh, DO, and Christopher Mallard, MD, at Premier Pain Solutions offer a range of effective, nonsurgical interventions that can help. Find out which treatments could work for your neck pain by contacting one of the practice’s offices, which are conveniently located in Asheville, Columbus, Southern Pines, and Wilmington, North Carolina; and Easley and Greenwood, South Carolina. Call or book an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What are the main causes of neck pain?

Mild neck pain in your cervical spine is often a result of sleeping with your neck bent or sitting in an awkward position that irritates the tissues. These types of neck pain tend to wear off within a day or two, but a number of more serious conditions can also cause severe or chronic neck pain. The most common of these are:

  • Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Cervical herniated discs
  • Cervical degenerative disc disease
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Arthritis (most often osteoarthritis)
  • Bone spurs

Whiplash is an injury in which the weight of your head snaps your neck back and forth with force when you suddenly come to a stop. It’s most often due to auto accidents. The other conditions listed are likely to be a result of age-related wear-and-tear that causes changes in your spine and increases the risk of nerve compression.

How is neck pain diagnosed?

Diagnosing the cause of your neck pain involves having a physical exam at Premier Pain Solutions, including range-of-motion tests to see how the condition is affecting the way your neck functions.

Your provider might also order diagnostic imaging tests such as X-rays or a CT or MRI scan to examine the bones, discs, and connective tissues in your neck in detail.

In a minority of cases, it’s possible that neck pain may be a symptom of conditions like meningitis or cancer that need to be ruled out.

What treatments can help with neck pain?

Unless you have a severe neck injury that requires immediate surgery, Premier Pain Solutions favors conservative approaches to treating neck pain. Physical therapies, medication, therapeutic massage, and relaxation techniques can all be very effective in resolving most causes of neck pain.

Sometimes, patients require further treatments to manage chronic or more intense neck pain. Premier Pain Solutions provides a range of cutting-edge therapies to tackle persistent neck pain, including:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Ketamine infusion therapy
  • PRIALT® therapy
  • Selective nerve root blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation   

The treatment that’s best for you depends on factors like your age, general health, and activity goals, as well as the type of neck pain you have.

To find a solution for your neck pain, call Premier Pain Solutions today or book an appointment online.