Neck and shoulder pain can result from “wear and tear” degeneration, or from injuries sustained in a fall, car accident, or sports.
Examples of wear and tear include arthritis of the joints in the neck, herniated disks, spinal stenosis, and muscle strains. In some cases, there can be pressure on one of the nerves coming out of the neck (a “pinched nerve”) that can cause pain to extend into the arm, often with numbness and weakness.
Neck Pain Management and Treatment
Fortunately, most cases of neck pain can be treated with conservative (non-surgical) treatments, including medications, physical therapy, and injections.
Our neck pain specialists provide treatment for both chronic and acute neck pain, starting with a careful history and physical examination. Imaging studies such as X-rays or MRIs may help aid in the diagnosis.
Treatment includes neck physical therapy, medications, modalities and interventional techniques, or referral for surgery, when needed. Your neck pain doctor will determine—based on your unique situation—which of these treatments or combination of treatments is most likely to provide you with significant neck pain relief.
Our physicians have the training and experience to accurately diagnose your neck pain and provide a comprehensive and effective treatment plan. We take a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, providing our patients with access to some of the most highly respected healthcare professionals in the country at our state-of-the-art facility in New York City. We look forward to working with you.