At Interventional Pain Management Services, with two offices in St. Louis and one in Granite City, Missouri, the experienced pain management physicians offer comprehensive treatment for a variety of chronic pain types, including neck pain. If you have persistent neck pain that isn’t relieved with over-the-counter medications or rest, it could be time for an evaluation. Schedule an appointment today using the online booking system or by calling the office most convenient for you.
Your neck is responsible for holding up the weight of your head, and its complex makeup is what allows you to turn your head in multiple directions. As a result of all this motion, your neck is susceptible to a variety of conditions and injuries that can result in persistent pain and limited range of motion.
Some of the most common causes of neck pain include:
While many people experience some type of neck pain due to poor posture or the nature of their work, chronic neck pain needs professional evaluation.
The medical team at Interventional Pain Management Services evaluates your medical history, your job, and your current health to determine a possible cause for your pain. They also perform a comprehensive exam of your neck and spine, checking for abnormalities and testing your range of motion.
To get a good look at the inner structures of your neck, you may need imaging tests like X-rays or an MRI. In some cases, blood testing may be useful in ruling out infection and other issues that can cause neck pain.
Your treatment plan is based on your symptoms, the severity of your pain, and the cause of your neck pain. Initially, the Interventional Pain Management Services team may recommend rest and limiting strenuous activities to allow strained muscles to heal.
Physical therapy can help keep your body strong and ensure you’re practicing proper posture. You should continue to eat well and exercise at home to stay healthy.
For chronic pain that doesn’t resolve with over-the-counter medications or rest, the Interventional Pain Management Services team may administer steroid injections in the areas around the nerves in your neck.
The injections include a local anesthetic and an anti-inflammatory medication intended to alleviate pain and inflammation. Steroid injections may provide relief from pain for several weeks, allowing your body time to heal naturally.*
If you have limited mobility in your neck or are struggling with chronic neck pain, schedule an evaluation at Interventional Pain Management Services online or by phone today.