Neck pain can occur due to a disorder or injury of the spine. The pain is often debilitating and interferes with daily function and overall quality of life. The team of doctors at Rincon Pain and Spine in Tucson, Arizona, specializes in treating neck pain and can help you find lasting relief. With more than 90 years of combined experience, trust this team to help you find a solution to your neck pain. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online.
Neck pain often results from injury, such as an injury during contact sports or an automobile accident. Neck pain that develops over time may be due to disease, a degenerative condition, or a disorder. Possible causes are:
Degenerative disc disease that affects the cervical spine
The team at Rincon Pain and Spine is adept at identifying and treating these issues.
Neck pain that interferes with moving your head through its full range of motion is a concerning sign. Pain that persists even when you’re just sitting still is another warning sign that neck pain isn’t going to go away on its own. If you experience headaches, shoulder pain, or arm and hand numbness, the problems may originate in your neck and need a doctor’s care.
Conservative treatments for neck pain include traction and hot and cold therapy. Over-the-counter pain medications and rest are other first-line therapies. If these fail to help, the doctors at Rincon Pain and Spine may recommend injections and radiofrequency ablation to ease pain symptoms.
A variety of different injections are used to treat neck pain. Your treatment plan may include one of the following:
Epidural steroid injections are often used to alleviate pain caused by pinched or compressed nerves in the cervical spine. You may experience a pinched nerve due to herniated discs, narrowing of the spinal canal, or arthritis.
The small joints that are located at the back of your neck are called facets. These joints can ache and feel painful due to overuse or arthritis. Facet injections include a numbing medication to relieve joint pain as well as a time-released cortisone medication that reduces inflammation in the long term.
Trigger point injections send an anesthetic into bundles of tight muscles that are causing your neck pain to relieve your pain.
If you have neck pain that interferes with your quality of life, call Rincon Pain and Spine or request an appointment online to learn about treatment options.