Depending on the cause and severity of neck pain, your pain specialist might recommend one or more of the following treatments:
Making specific lifestyle changes can help your neck feel better. Practice good posture, get regular exercise, sleep in a comfortable position, don’t smoke, and avoid carrying heavy bags on your shoulder. Adjust your computer desk and chair to optimize comfort.
Wearing a neck brace until an injury heals might be all that’s needed to relieve neck pain, reduce inflammation, and restore range of motion over time.
Your physical therapist can help you strengthen muscle and joint tissues to accelerate healing and alleviate neck pain.
Trigger point injections
Your pain specialist can inject anesthetic and steroids into trigger points, painful knots in targeted muscles in your neck.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
PRP, sourced from your blood, consists of growth factors that accelerate healing in your neck and surrounding tissues.
Facet joint injections
During facet joint injections, your provider injects anesthetic and steroid medications into joints in your cervical spine.
During radiofrequency ablation, your provider applies heat energy to specific nerves, blocking pain signals to your brain to ease neck pain.
Spinal cord stimulation
A spinal cord stimulator is a device your pain specialist can implant underneath your skin. The device sends electrical signals to the spinal cord to relieve discomfort.
If non-surgical neck pain relief treatments haven’t worked, your provider might recommend you undergo surgery to achieve long-lasting relief. They may suggest anterior cervical discectomy, spinal fusion, laminectomy, or another procedure.
Don’t live with chronic neck pain when effective pain management solutions can offer you relief. Schedule an appointment with Lynx Healthcare by phone or online today.