Neck Pain Specialist

Interventional Pain Consultants -  - Pain Management Physician

Interventional Pain Consultants

Pain Management, Spine, & Sports Medicine Physicians located in Parsippany, NJ & Brick, NJ

You’re not alone if you suffer from neck pain after spending all day hunched over your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Though neck pain isn’t always a serious medical issue, the discomfort can affect your quality of life. At Interventional Pain Consultants in Parsippany and Brick, New Jersey, Mehul Shah, DO, Andrew Sim, MD, Ketan Patel, MD, and the team take a comprehensive and conservative approach to treating neck pain. They provide innovative therapies aimed at healing the underlying cause of your discomfort. To get relief from your neck pain, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What are neck pain symptoms?

Your neck, also called the cervical spine, is designed to support the weight and mobility of your head. Due to the stress and function placed on your neck, pain is common. 

Some of the symptoms you may experience with neck pain include:

  • Muscle aches and spasms
  • Headache
  • Numbness or tingling that travels into your arms
  • Decrease in mobility
  • Pain that worsens with movement 

Though neck pain is rarely a serious health condition, it can interfere with your daily activities. The Interventional Pain Consultants team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neck pain. 

If your neck pain is affecting your quality of life, the experienced team at Interventional Pain Consultants can help. 

What causes neck pain?

You may develop neck pain from several different causes. Some of the most common include:

  • Poor posture
  • Whiplash (after an auto injury)
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Nerve pain (nerve compression)

Though not as common, neck pain may also be a symptom of a serious medical condition such as meningitis or cancer. 

What can I expect during a neck pain evaluation?

The experienced team at Interventional Pain Consultants is dedicated to helping you get relief from your neck pain. You can expect a thorough evaluation when you come in for care. The goal of the exam is to determine the cause of your neck pain so you get the most effective treatment.

During the evaluation, your provider reviews your symptoms, when they occur, and the type of pain you experience. They also ask questions about your daily habits and exercise routine and review your medical history.

Your provider then performs a physical exam, paying close attention to the structure and function of your neck. They may also request on-site diagnostic tests, such as digital X-rays, MRI, or lab work, to better understand the cause of your pain. 

How is neck pain treated?

The team at Interventional Pain Consultants takes a conservative approach to the treatment of neck pain. They develop individualized treatment plans focused on the underlying cause of the pain.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Epidural injections
  • Cervical radiofrequency ablation
  • Medial branch nerve blocks
  • Facet joint injections
  • Trigger points
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Your provider schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your pain and response to treatment so they can adjust your plan as needed.

Don’t let your neck pain interfere with your daily life. To get help, contact Interventional Pain Consultants by phone or book online today.