Neck pain has always been a common problem, but with the advent of the desk job, computers, and smartphones, it’s now more common than ever. If you’re suffering from severe or enduring neck pain, seek out treatment at The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care, with offices around New York City, including Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, and Englewood and Jersey City, New Jersey. Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, offers you expert, compassionate care. Book your appointment online or over the phone today.
Common neck pain-related complaints include:
Among the most common causes of neck pain are:
To prevent neck pain, consider adopting lifestyle changes, including:
Neck pain isn’t usually serious and typically goes away on its own. However, if your pain is severe, has persisted for several days, or if you experience any of the following symptoms with your neck pain, consider visiting Dr. Okubadejo:
When you see Dr. Okubadejo, he will determine the cause of your neck pain, and treat you with physical therapy, epidural steroid injections, or surgery, starting with the least invasive treatment.
During off-site physical therapy sessions, you stretch and do exercises designed to ease your pain. Your physical therapist can teach your alignment exercises, neck-strengthening exercises, and correct posture. They’ll often prescribe heat or ice application for pain.
Epidural steroid injections lessen your pain by decreasing inflammation at the injection site.
Of the three treatments, surgery is the last resort. During surgery, Dr. Okubadejo relieves pressure on a nerve root or compression of the spinal cord. But whenever possible, Dr. Okubadejo prefers to use more conservative, less invasive treatment routes.
To get to the root cause of the problem, schedule an appointment with Dr. Okubadejo at The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care today. You can book your visit online or over the phone.