Spine & Neck
Your neck, or cervical spine, is composed of vertebrae, spinal discs, and nerves, among other soft tissues. When any of these structures experience damage, degeneration, or are unable to do what they are supposed to do, you could experience significant pain. If you’re suffering from a spine and neck condition, get a head start on finding pain relief by starting your diagnosis below.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE SPINE & NECK PAIN?
Pain in the neck or cervical spine is a common complaint among adults and it can manifest in many different ways. The cervical (neck) area of your spine has more freedom of movement than the thoracic (middle) and lumbar (lower) areas of the spine. But this freedom also makes the neck complex and more susceptible to injury and pain. There can also be a wide range of causes of spine and neck pain.
What Causes Spine and Neck Pain?
Neck pain is very common and can occur at any age. The causes of spine and neck pain can be extremely varied. Common causes of spine and neck pain include:
- Poor posture or sleeping position
- Muscle strain
- Repetitive motion
- Trauma or injury
- Disc Degeneration
- Spinal Stenosis
- ‘Text Neck’
- Nerve damage
What are the Symptoms of Spine and Neck Pain?
Spine and neck pain can be frightening simply because it is your neck. The most common symptoms of spine and neck pain include:
- Pain or weakness in your arms
- Tension headaches
- Limited neck movement
- Numbness or tingling
- Sharp or stabbing pain
- Aching or throbbing pain
If you are suffering from any of these spine and neck pain symptoms, there may be an underlying condition that needs treatment. Find your condition below with our online condition tool.
HOW IS SPINE & NECK PAIN TREATED?
Simple, daily activities like sitting at your desk, work, sleeping, and even just watching TV can impact your neck. Your posture plays a significant role in the health of your neck and cervical spine. If spine and neck pain is impacting your daily life, the experts at Oasis Orthopedic and Spine can help you find pain relief.
Non-Surgical Treatments for Spine and Neck Pain
Most spine and neck pain can be treated with non-surgical procedures. The experts at Oasis Orthopedic and Spine will conduct a physical exam, review your symptoms, and move forward with any imaging needed to diagnose the source of your spine and neck pain. Non-surgical treatments for spine and neck pain include:
- Physical therapy
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
- Short-term immobilization
- Pain medication
- Steroid injections
- Ice and heat therapy
Surgical Treatments for Spine and Neck Pain
When non-surgical treatments are not producing positive results or relief, you may need to consider a minimally invasive surgical treatment. The 2 main reasons for needing a surgical treatment for your neck pain are to decompress a nerve or spinal cord, or to stabilize the neck. The specific minimally invasive surgery for you is highly dependent on the underlying condition that is causing your pain. Common minimally invasive surgical treatments for spine and neck pain include:
Find the right treatment for your spine and neck condition with our online treatment finder.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
[Since my bulging disc correction] I haven't had pain in my leg at all and had only a little pain in my back from my surgery, but zero pain in my legs, the sciatica is gone.
Edward, age 55, bulging disc injury
Today my back and hip feel tremendous. My legs are still a bit weak, possibly from nerve damage that occurred prior to surgery. I’m going to physical therapy 3 times per week. I was back at work on November 15th, 3 weeks after surgery.
Robert, age 58,
history of disc herniation and previous surgeries
Nobody likes to be injured and neck surgery is a delicate procedure, but Dr. Massoud explained what needed to be done, which made me feel more comfortable. [Post-surgery] I felt great, and today the pain is completely gone.
Francisco, Age 48, Cervical Injury
Dr. Patel was so nice and explained everything to me. He likes to see the MRI images and see for himself what shows up on our report. He answered all my questions and I was able to get a late appointment (and by late i mean [past] 6pm).
L. Mercado, Little Ferry, NJ