Neck Pain

Pain Specialty Group -  - Pain Management

Pain Specialty Group

Pain Management located in Newington, NH

Your neck gives you the ability to move your head in many directions. Unfortunately, because of its range of mobility, and the stress it endures from supporting the weight of your head, neck pain is common. Board-certified pain management specialists Anh L. Ngo, MD MBA, and Manuel G. Sanchez, MD, at Pain Specialty Group in Newington, New Hampshire, offer innovative treatments for neck pain and can develop a plan to help you find relief. For an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What is neck pain?

Neck pain refers to any discomfort, whether a dull ache or a sharp sensation, that you experience in or around your neck. Neck pain is common and not usually a serious medical concern. In most cases, neck pain is due to the muscle strain that occurs when you spend hours hunched over a computer or mobile phone. 

But if your neck pain doesn’t improve with stretching, if you’re experiencing tingling sensations that travel down your arms or legs, or if your neck pain is causing chronic headaches, then it’s time to have the team at Pain Specialty Group perform a comprehensive evaluation. 

What are the common causes of neck pain?

Neck pain can develop from a number of causes. The most common include:

  • Muscle strain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Nerve irritation from a herniated disc or bone spur
  • Whiplash
  • Degenerative disc disease (arthritis)

Neck pain can also develop from an infection such as meningitis or cancer. 

How do I know the cause of my neck pain?

The team at Pain Specialty Group performs comprehensive examinations to determine the underlying cause of your neck pain. During your exam, the team reviews your symptoms and onset of pain and goes over your medical history.

The team also performs a physical exam focused on the function and structure of your neck. To confirm or rule out what may be causing your neck pain, the team may request diagnostic imaging such as X-rays or MRIs. 

What are the treatments for neck pain?

Treatment for your neck pain may depend on the severity of your symptoms and the underlying cause of your pain. The team at Pain Specialty Group creates personalized treatment plans that meet your specific needs. 

Treatment for neck pain may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Anti-seizure medication for nerve pain
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Botox® for muscle spasms 
  • Nerve blocks

Although surgery is rarely recommended for neck pain, the team may suggest a procedure to alleviate nerve irritation or compression if conservative measures fail to give you the relief you need. 

With so many people spending so much of their day hunched over their devices, neck pain is becoming more and more common. To get relief from your neck pain from a team that offers innovative treatments, call Pain Specialty Group or request an appointment online today.