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Neck Pain

Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care

Pain Management Physicians & Vein Specialists located across Northwest Indiana

Neck pain can be just as disabling as lower back pain, preventing you from driving, working, and even sleeping. If you're struggling with neck pain, the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care team offers a comprehensive range of treatments to help you feel better. At their offices in Hobart, LaPorte, Munster, Valparaiso, and Highland, Indiana, the pain management specialists use physical therapies and chiropractic techniques alongside advanced treatments such as steroid injections and radiofrequency ablation to resolve neck pain. Call the Centers for Pain Control office nearest you today to find out more or book an appointment using the online form.

Neck Pain Q & A

What's causing my neck pain?

There are numerous potential causes for your neck pain. Sometimes neck pain is due to an infection; for example, meningitis can cause severe neck pain. In most cases, neck pain is musculoskeletal in nature, originating in the vertebrae, discs, connective tissues, and nerves of your cervical spine.

Sports injuries, car accidents, and trips and falls are common causes of acute neck pain. However, moving your neck awkwardly or sleeping with your head at an odd angle is just as likely to be the cause of your neck pain. Chronic neck pain develops more slowly as you age and due to wear-and-tear.

The team treats a wide range of conditions that cause neck pain, including:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Herniated cervical discs
  • Cervical degenerative disc disease
  • Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal subluxations (misaligned vertebrae)

Once they determine the cause of your neck pain, the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care team designs a treatment program for you suited to your precise needs. Physical therapy and chiropractic typically form the foundation of your treatment.

How do chiropractic and physical therapy help with neck pain?

The chiropractors at the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care use a variety of techniques to adjust misaligned cervical vertebrae and relieve pressure on spinal nerves. As a result, inflammation subsides, and pain eases.

Physical therapy works in harmony with chiropractic techniques. At their state-of-the-art on-site physical therapy facilities, the team offers:

  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Stretching
  • Functional movement exercises
  • Hot and cold therapies
  • Anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving creams
  • Manual therapy

Patient education plays a key role in your recovery, too, ensuring you know how to look after your neck and prevent the problem from arising again.

What options are there if my neck pain isn't improving?

Physical therapy and chiropractic manipulation are effective for many patients with neck pain, but sometimes they aren't enough. If this is the case, the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care team offers additional, cutting-edge treatments.

One highly effective treatment for neck pain is anti-inflammatory steroid injections into your cervical spine. Your provider delivers the injection using X-ray guidance under a local anesthetic and sedation. Trigger point injections into knotted myofascial fibers in your neck can also help relieve muscular pain.

If your neck pain still doesn't improve, Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care offers a selection of advanced treatment options, including radiofrequency ablation and implantable spinal cord stimulators. 

For the majority of patients, invasive surgery isn't necessary. However, your provider works with expert spinal surgeons should surgery be the best option for your neck pain.

To schedule a consultation, call Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care today, or book an appointment online.