Persistent neck pain is aggravating and uncomfortable. It’s also largely treatable. If you suffer from neck stiffness or soreness, our orthopedic team may be able to give you answers and relief.

Neck Pain

Your neck is constantly in motion as it twists and turns throughout the day. As a result, it takes a lot of abuse. The neck, which contains the cervical spine, is also less protected than the rest of the spine and more vulnerable to injury.
Neck pain may develop from a number of sources in the soft tissues — the muscles, ligaments and nerves — as well as in bones and disks of the spine. Our orthopedic surgeons, specialists in the musculoskeletal system, are here to help you determine the cause.

Causes of Neck Pain

Neck pain often has a simple source, such as poor posture from being hunched over your computer or smartphone. In older adults, however, it may be related to wear and tear from the aging process. Cervical spondylosis, otherwise known as arthritis, is very common, affecting more than 85% of people over the age of 60.

Other causes of neck pain include:

  • Cervical stenosis, where the spinal column narrows and compresses the spinal cord
  • Diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis and cancer
  • Injuries such as whiplash incurred during a car accident
  • Nerve compression, typically caused by herniated discs or bone spurs

Neck Pain Treatment

One of the neck doctors with Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics will perform a physical exam, which may require testing such as X-rays, CT scans or MRIs.

Neck pain treatment can vary from rest to physical therapy to surgery. If discomfort is due to muscle spasms, treatment might include anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxers.

In rare cases, surgery might be necessary. Our orthopedic neck surgeons perform neck operations such as neck fusion surgery, also known as anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF), and other procedures.

There’s no reason to suffer with chronic neck pain. Make an appointment today with the orthopedic neck doctors at Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics.

Sources: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National Institutes of Health, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medline Plus

Some of the shoulder injuries we treat include:

  • AC joint injuries and AC joint arthritis
  • Biceps tendon rupture
  • Biceps tendinitis
  • Biceps tendon tear at the shoulder
  • Broken collar bone
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Glenoid labrum tears
  • Humeral shaft fracture
  • Proximal humerus fracture
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder pain
  • Shoulder separations
  • SLAP lesion or SLAP tear
  • Torn rotator cuff

Below are some of the elbow disorders or elbow injuries we treat:

  • Bursitis of the elbow
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome – ulnar nerve compression
  • Dislocated elbow
  • Elbow arthritis
  • Elbow fractures
  • Elbow instability
  • Elbow pain
  • Elbow OCD lesions
  • Elbow sprains
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Nursemaid’s elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Triceps tendinitis
  • UCL tear

Get back to experiencing the activities you enjoy. Make an appointment today with an orthopedic shoulder specialist at Precisions Sports Medicine & Orthopedics today!