Neck Pain

Neck Pain services offered in Appleton, Oshkosh, North Fond du Lac and Fond du Lac, WI

Neck Pain

Half of adults discover that a bout with neck pain turns into a chronic or frequently recurring condition affecting their daily lives. Early treatment at NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin, in Appleton, Oshkosh, North Fond du Lac, and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, does more than give you relief from the pain. Early treatment may also help you prevent long-lasting neck pain. Its skilled team provides comprehensive care for neck pain, including treatment personalized to meet your needs. Call the nearest office today to get personalized care that eases your neck pain.

Neck Pain Q & A

Why do I have neck pain?

The vertebrae in your neck (cervical spine) are vulnerable to injuries. You may suffer a traumatic injury, like whiplash, a sports injury, or strain the neck muscles. The muscles are easily strained when you bend your head too long while reading or using electronics or if you sleep with your head in an awkward position.

Chronic (long-lasting) neck pain often develops when degenerative changes occur in the vertebrae and discs, causing conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Herniated discs
  • Bone spurs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis

These conditions cause progressive damage and often pinch the spinal nerves.

What symptoms accompany neck pain?

Neck pain nearly always limits head and neck movement. In addition to the specific neck pain associated with the injured vertebra or disc, pinched nerves cause another group of symptoms that travel the length of the nerve.

Since the nerves leaving your cervical spine go to your head, shoulder, and arms, you may have headaches or pain, tingling, and burning sensations in your shoulder, arm, and hand.

A severely damaged nerve may cause numbness and muscle weakness in your arm and hand. You may notice that your grip is weaker, and you have a hard time holding items. 

How is neck pain treated?

At NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin, your care is provided by a collaborative team with expertise in treating the whole person. They start by working with you to create a personalized plan, drawing from many possible on-site therapies to tailor a treatment that fits your unique needs.

Your neck pain care plan may include one or more of the following:

  • Medication management
  • Active and passive physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Joint injections
  • Assistive devices
  • Neck brace
  • Orthobiologics (platelet-rich plasma injections)
  • Interventional medicine

Interventional medicine includes many therapies targeting the source of your pain. The NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin team specializes in effective, pain-relieving treatments such as nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation, and radiofrequency ablation.

When necessary, the practice’s skilled neurologic and orthopedic surgeons may recommend advanced surgical techniques to repair the problem in your cervical spine.

If you need relief from persistent neck pain, call NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin.