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Neck Pain

Ajit Pai, M.D. -  - Interventional Spine & Pain Specialist

Pain Management Group, LLC

Ajit Pai, M.D.

Interventional Spine & Pain Specialist located in Mishawaka, IN

Between injuries, spinal stenosis, arthritis, sprains and strains, and everything in between, neck pain can stem from a wide variety of issues. Before living another day with neck pain, see how board-certified pain specialist Ajit Pai, MD, FIPP, and the team at Pain Management Group, LLC can help you. Request your neck pain evaluation at this state-of-the-art Mishawaka, Indiana, clinic by clicking on the online booking feature, or by calling the office.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain. It seems as though the prevalence is on the rise, too, possibly due to poor posture and slouching over a computer all day. You can also develop neck pain due to:

  • Worn joints, as with osteoarthritis
  • Nerve compression
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated or bulged discs
  • Bone spurs
  • Trauma, including whiplash

While less common, sometimes neck pain is a warning sign of a cyst, mass, or tumor. So, if you’re experiencing pain and neck discomfort, you should have a full evaluation to find out why and get started on treatment.

What are the symptoms of neck pain?

Whether you have a chronic condition, such as arthritis, or you’ve recently experienced an injury, the neck pain symptoms you experience can vary. If you have neck pain, it’s common to have:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Decreased ability to move your head or limited range of motion
  • Muscle tightness or spasms throughout your upper back

You may also find that pain and discomfort are worse when you have to hold your head in place for long periods of time, like while you’re driving. No matter how minor or how severe your neck pain symptoms may be, rest assured, Dr. Pai at Pain Management Group, LLC has a solution.

How is neck pain treated?

After a thorough evaluation and looking at any essential X-ray imaging, Dr. Pai can design your neck pain treatment plan and get you started on care. Some of the best and most effective solutions for neck pain sufferers include:

  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Medial branch block (MBB)
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Traction or physical therapy
  • Steroid injections

Because your neck pain treatment is tailored to your specific needs, Dr. Pai gives you plenty of options for getting maximum neck pain relief, in the most effective and minimally invasive manner possible. Most men and women get some neck pain relief right away, with optimal benefits within a few days of their innovative treatment plan.

Start your neck pain treatment at Pain Management Group, LLC right away. You can book your appointment online or over the phone.