Everyone has experienced temporary neck pain, but for some men and women, chronic neck pain may prohibit you from fully participating in daily activities like driving a car. If you suffer from debilitating neck pain, Nilufer Guleyupoglu, MD, and her team INVO Pain Medicine Group, in Midtown, Manhattan, is one of the leading physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists in New York City. They offer state-of-the-art treatments and therapies to alleviate your neck pain and prevent it from affecting the quality of your life. Call today for an appointment or book online.
Neck pain is a common medical condition that results from a number of disorders and degenerative diseases. Some of the most common causes of neck pain that doesn’t go away on its own include:
Symptoms can lead to difficulties driving, working at a computer, or other activities in which you hold your head in one position for a long period of time.
If symptoms persist for more than a few days, or if you were recently in a car accident or sustained a fall that may be causing whiplash pain, seek medical attention before your condition worsens. Signs that you need to see your doctor include:
INVO Pain Medicine Group expertly evaluates your symptoms and determines the best course of action to relieve pain and treat any underlying injury or degenerative disease. They customize your treatment plan based on your needs.
Moderate neck pain often responds well to physical therapies and exercises, and you may get substantial pain relief through the temporary use of over-the-counter pain medications. If your neck pain is the result of an injury or a chronic condition, INVO Pain Medicine Group may recommend more intensive treatments like fluoroscopic injections to relieve your pain long term.
Through guided X-ray imaging (fluoroscopy), the team injects steroid or numbing medications — such as lidocaine — close to the nerve roots, into the small facet joints in the cervical area of your spine to relieve pain. Injections can also target the muscles in your neck that are causing you pain.
Cervical facet joints are on the back and sides of your neck, and if you have chronic pain from a condition within these joints, you typically feel pain in your head, neck, and shoulders. Fluoroscopic injections allow INVO Pain Medicine Group to send medicine precisely where you need it for long-term pain relief.
For an expert diagnosis of your neck pain and state-of-the-art treatments, call the Midtown, Manhattan, office or request the next available time online.