Orthopedic Spine Surgeons located in Hollywood, FL, Coral Gables, FL, & Boca Raton, FL
Neck pain is a common problem that may cause discomfort lasting for days or years, depending on the cause. Behnam Myers, DO, MPH, and Howard Levene, MD, PhD, at Spine Solutions can help with chronic neck pain that no longer responds to nonsurgical interventions. They specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery and offer many solutions for neck pain. Call the office in Hollywood, Boca Raton, or Coral Gables, Florida, or schedule an appointment online today.
Neck Pain Q&A
What is neck pain?
Neck pain refers to any discomfort you feel in or around your neck, also known as your cervical spine. The pain may be dull or sharp and radiate into your head, arms, or upper back.
Neck pain may also cause burning, numbness, or tingling sensations that travel down your arms and into your hands.
Though not always a serious medical issue, if you have ongoing neck pain, severe neck pain, or neck pain from a car accident, schedule a consultation at Spine Solutions to get the relief you need.
What causes neck pain?
You can develop neck pain for several reasons, including trauma, aging, or stress. Most causes of neck pain result from problems that involve the structure or function of the cervical spine and include:
- Sprains and strains
- Disc herniation
- Spinal stenosis
- Pinched nerve
- Facet joint disease
- Degenerative disc disease
Poor posture may also cause neck pain.
What happens during a neck pain evaluation?
When you visit Spine Solutions for a neck pain evaluation, Dr. Myers and Dr. Levene conduct a comprehensive clinical exam to fully understand the root cause of your discomfort.
They ask detailed questions about your pain and perform a physical exam, paying close attention to the structure and mobility of your cervical spine.
The board-certified spine surgeons may run imaging tests, such as an MRI or CT scan, to diagnose the cause of your neck pain.
Spine Solutions also provides MRI reviews for patients with concerns about neck pain and their current diagnosis and treatment plan. The spine surgeons can review your MRI and provide a second opinion.
How is neck pain treated?
Treatment for your neck pain depends on your diagnosis, severity of your symptoms, and overall health. Initially, your provider at Spine Solutions may recommend nonsurgical interventions such as pain medication, physical therapy, or epidural injections.
If your neck pain fails to improve with nonsurgical treatments, your provider may suggest spine surgery. Dr. Myers and Dr. Levene specialize in spine surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery.
Surgical interventions for your neck pain might include:
- Artificial disc replacement
- Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF)
- Cervical corpectomy
- Spinal fusion
The spine surgeons work closely with you to design a plan that provides the best outcomes.
To schedule your neck pain evaluation, call Spine Solutions or book an appointment online today.
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