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Neck Pain

Apex Neurology, Northern Medical Care PC

V Drips & Neurologists located in Forest Hills, Midtown East, Manhattan, and Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY

If you’re living with neck pain, especially if it’s disrupting your mobility or preventing you from participating in your regular activities, contact the providers at Apex Neurology, Northern Medical Care PC. With offices in the Bronx and Forest Hills, New York, the doctors offer expert diagnosis and treatment for chronic and acute neck pain. Make an appointment today by calling the practice or using the online scheduling tool.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain is often due to a muscle or soft tissue strain or a compressed nerve. In many cases, poor posture puts excess stress on the vertebrae and soft tissues in your neck, leading to pain and a limited range of motion.

For example, if your workstation isn’t set up ergonomically, you may spend eight hours a day or more holding your neck in an awkward position to see your screen. It’s also estimated that the average American adult spends five hours using a mobile device every day. That means five hours a day with your head tilted down, pulling on the muscles and bones of your neck.

Other conditions that can cause neck pain include:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures

Many of these conditions cause pain by creating inflammation in the muscles and connective tissue of your neck as well as by compressing nerves. Numbness and tingling in your arms or hands may indicate nerve compression.

How is neck pain diagnosed?

In addition to providing a comprehensive physical exam, the doctors uses a variety of imaging tests to diagnose the cause of your neck pain.

During your exam, he feels your neck and guides you through a series of movements to gauge the limitations on your range of motion and the severity of your pain. Diagnostic tests like X-rays and MRIs allow the doctor to see your bones and soft tissues to check for signs of injury, inflammation, and abnormalities that could be contributing to your pain.

How is neck pain treated?

The doctors offer a variety of individualized treatments designed to relieve your pain and address any underlying conditions. Your treatment plan is customized to meet your specific needs, but it typically includes a combination of anti-inflammatory drugs, hot and cold therapies, and physical therapy.

At Apex Neurology, Northern Medical Care PC, the doctors also offer trigger point injections or epidural injections to reduce inflammation in your cervical spine that’s compressing a nerve and causing pain.

If you’re living with neck pain, call or make an appointment online today to meet with the doctors for compassionate care and expert treatment.