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Neck Pain

Florida Pain Medicine

Pain Management Physicians located in Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Brandon, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Tampa, Riverview, and St. Petersburg, FL

For such a small area, when pain strikes your neck, it can have a serious impact on your ability to perform even the simplest of tasks. That’s where the pain management team at Florida Pain Medicine comes in. This group of interventional pain management specialists offers a number of different therapies and treatments to help their patients in Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Brandon, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Tampa, Riverview, and St. Petersburg, Florida, find relief from acute or chronic neck pain. To ease the pain in your neck, call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.

Neck Pain Q & A

What is the Anatomy of the Neck?

Seven small vertebrae make up your cervical spine in your neck. In between each of these vertebrae are discs that provide crucial cushioning and freedom of movement.

Surrounding these vertebrae are supporting players, such as tendons, ligaments, and muscles that all work together to provide your neck with an incredible range of motion and flexibility.

On top of providing movement, your neck is also responsible for supporting your head, which usually weighs between nine and 11 pounds.

Lastly — and this is no small task — your neck provides safe passage for your central nervous system, connecting your brain to the rest of your body.

With all its responsibilities, it’s easy to see how neck pain can hamper your life in considerable ways.

What Causes Neck Pain?

Around 15% of Americans experience neck pain at least once a year for any number of reasons, including:

  • Whiplash
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated disc
  • Muscle strain
  • Stenosis

The best way to find out what’s at the source of your neck pain is to have one of the doctors at Florida Pain Medicine evaluate and diagnose your pain.

How is Neck Pain Treated?

After a thorough diagnostic examination, your doctor at Florida Pain Medicine comes up with a treatment plan that tackles your pain first and foremost. Your doctor typically starts out conservatively, only becoming more aggressive if your neck pain persists.

Your treatment plan may include one or more of the following:

  • Cervical epidural injections
  • Selective cervical epidural and root blocks
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Cervical facet injections and medial branch blocks
  • Kyphoplasty for compression fractures
  • Discography

Often, your doctor wants you to combine your interventional pain management with at-home care, such as stretching and strength exercises.

It may take time to find the right treatment, but, rest assured, your doctor works with you every step of the way until you find relief.

Don’t let neck pain get in the way of your life. Call Florida Pain Medicine, or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.

What we offer

Pain Management Services