North of Atlanta Pain Clinic
Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Duluth, GA
Neck pain can feel debilitating and make everyday tasks, such as driving and working at a computer, difficult. If you struggle with neck pain and want relief, turn to Jae Yoo, MD, and the expert pain management team at North of Atlanta Pain Clinic in Duluth, Georgia. They can find the source of neck pain and offer symptom relief. Call the office and consult with a friendly staff member to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Neck Pain Q & A
What is neck pain?
Neck pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your neck — the joint that connects your head to your upper body. Neck pain can result from injuries, arthritis, or other chronic diseases. Treatment with the North of Atlanta Pain Clinic team can offer relief and give you a better quality of life.
What are the symptoms of neck problems?
Neck pain can range in severity from mild to severe. You may notice the following:
- Decreased range of motion
- Muscle aches
- Muscle tightness
- Dull pain
- Sharp or shooting discomfort
If your neck pain is ongoing or debilitating, you don’t have to live with it. See the North of Atlanta Pain Clinic team for an evaluation.
What are the risk factors for neck pain?
While neck pain can happen to anybody, some factors increase your risk of experiencing it. Examples include:
- Worn joints
- Muscle strains or aches
- Nerve compression
- Chronic diseases
- Sports injuries
- Auto-accident injuries
- Heavy lifting
- Bad posture
- Poor workplace ergonomics
Ways to reduce your risk of neck pain include using good posture, taking frequent breaks from working at a computer, not smoking, sleeping in a comfortable position, and not carrying heavy bags on your shoulder.
How does my doctor determine the cause of neck pain?
To find out what’s causing your neck pain, the North of Atlanta Pain Clinic team discusses your medical history and symptoms. They evaluate your neck during a physical exam and may recommend blood tests, nerve tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures.
What are common neck pain treatments?
Common neck pain treatments available at North of Atlanta Pain Clinic include:
Home remedies include ice or heat packs, rest, or wearing a neck brace.
Physical therapy exercises, stretches, and massages are natural pain-relieving solutions for neck discomfort.
North of Atlanta Pain Clinic offers a variety of injections, including steroid, facet joint, nerve block, epidural, and trigger point injections, to relieve neck discomfort.
Radiofrequency ablation uses radio wave energy and a tiny needle to heat and burn nerves responsible for neck pain.
Spinal cord stimulator
Implantable spinal cord stimulators send electric pulses to your spinal cord to prevent pain signals from reaching your brain.
While neck surgery is rarely needed, your specialist may recommend it if other neck pain treatments haven’t worked.
Don’t let neck pain negatively affect your life when numerous pain-relieving treatments are within reach at North of Atlanta Pain Clinic. Call the office and consult with a friendly staff member to schedule an appointment or book online today.