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Neck Pain

Midwest Spine and Pain

Pain Management & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in New Albany, OH serving Columbus and Central, OH

Neck pain is a source of serious disability and distress for millions of Americans. If you have neck pain that isn’t getting better, Jimmy Henry, MD, FAAPMR, of Midwest Spine and Pain in New Albany, Ohio, can help. Dr. Henry is a double board certified physician who specializes in interventional pain medicine and rehabilitation, and he has particular expertise in treating spinal conditions, including neck pain. Call Midwest Spine and Pain today to schedule a consultation.

Neck Pain Q&A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can sometimes be due to an infection like meningitis, so if you or your child has other symptoms of ill health, it’s best to get urgent medical advice. In most cases, neck pain develops because of soft tissue or vertebral damage caused by acute injury or deterioration over time.

This tissue and bone damage can result in conditions such as:

  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament tears
  • Herniated discs
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Cervical Dystonia

Muscle tension in the neck from chronic stress is a common cause of neck pain.

How is the cause of neck pain diagnosed?

At your consultation, Dr. Henry reviews your medical history and talks to you about your current symptoms. He carries out a physical exam and might ask you to perform certain actions to look for signs of specific conditions.

You might also need to undergo diagnostic tests such as X-rays, a CT (computed tomography) scan, or an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan. 

If he suspects there’s a problem with any of the nerves in your neck, Dr. Henry may also carry out nerve conduction studies, including an electromyography (EMG) test.

Once he has all the results, Dr. Henry can create a treatment plan to resolve the cause of your neck pain.

What treatments are there for neck pain?

Painrelieving medication can help in cases of mild pain, but bear in mind they won’t cure the cause of the pain. 

Some minor injuries can heal in a few days without intervention if you look after them, but if you have severe pain or can’t move your neck properly, you should visit Midwest Spine and Pain.

Dr. Henry can provide a treatment plan that targets the cause of your neck pain, giving you relief from your discomfort and restoring your mobility. Some of the treatments that could be in your plan include:

  • Physical therapy 
  • Trigger point injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Stem cell injections
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Medical Botox Injections

Dr. Henry also has considerable experience in performing ultrasound-guided treatments like cervical facet joint radiofrequency ablations and cervical interlaminar epidural injections.

If neck pain is causing you problems, get treatment that works by calling Midwest Spine and Pain today, or heading over to Learn More!