Neck Pain Specialist

Long Island Chronic Pain

Pain Management Specialists & Anesthesiologists located in East Northport, NY, Centereach, NY & Huntington Station, NY

When you have to limit what you do because of neck pain, it’s time to get help at Long Island Chronic Pain. At the pain management offices in East Northport, Centereach, and Huntington Station, New York, Uzma Nasir, MD, is skilled in treating the many underlying causes of neck pain. Using conservative therapies, like nerve blocks and epidural steroid injections, the providers focus on keeping you pain-free and active. Find out more about options for treating neck pain by calling the Long Island Chronic Pain office nearest you or by requesting an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q&A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can be the result of an acute injury that strains the nearby muscles and other soft tissues. Acute neck pain can develop after a fall or because of poor posture.

When your neck pain becomes chronic, it may be due to an underlying injury or degenerative condition in your cervical spine like:

  • Arthritis
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine)

You can also experience chronic neck pain due to cervical radiculopathy, a condition that develops when inflammation or damaged vertebrae press on the root nerves in your spinal cord.

When should I seek treatment for neck pain?

Acute neck pain from muscle strains is typically treatable with ice and heat therapy, over-the-counter medicines, and rest.

If your neck pain is chronic, and you can’t find relief with home care, you should schedule a consultation with the pain management team at Long Island Chronic Pain. 

You should also seek medical attention if you have other symptoms along with your neck pain, like pain, tingling, or numbness that radiates into your arm, hand, or shoulder.

Recurrent headaches can also accompany chronic neck pain. Headaches often develop due to persistent stiffness and tension in the neck muscles. 

How is neck pain treated?

To treat chronic neck pain following an injury or due to an underlying degenerative condition, the Long Island Chronic Pain team takes a multidisciplinary approach. They customize your treatment plan and may recommend one or more treatments like:

  • Medications
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet injections
  • Epidural steroid injections

Other treatments for neck pain include:

Platelet-rich plasma therapy

A nonsurgical therapy the team uses for neck pain involves platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP is naturally in your blood and contains growth factors that help heal soft tissue injuries. Injections of PRP trigger your body to heal itself and produce new cells to replace damaged ones.

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation procedures use currents of energy to destroy nerves and prevent pain signals from reaching the brain. This treatment may be an option for addressing pain from cervical radiculopathy.

In addition to these treatments, your Long Island Chronic Pain provider may refer you for physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that support your cervical spine.

When you need help managing chronic neck pain, rely on the expertise of the Long Island Chronic Pain team. You can schedule a consultation online or by calling the office nearest you today.