Neck Pain Specialist

Interventional Pain Medicine located in Eugene, OR

Neck Pain
Temporary neck pain from sleeping in a funny position or from a long day of travel is normal, but if you have severe, persistent stiffness and pain in your neck, you should seek medical care. No matter what caused your neck pain, the professional pain management team at Pain Specialists of Oregon can help with innovative treatments customized to concerns like spinal stenosis, disc herniation, and whiplash. Call the Eugene, Oregon, office today to book your appointment to have your neck pain evaluated, or use the online tool to schedule.

What causes neck pain?

Your neck is made up of your cervical spine, seven small bones (vertebrae) that support the weight of your head and help it to move in multiple directions. Around these vertebrae sit numerous small muscles, nerves, tendons, and ligaments that are all subject to injury or irritation. 

Common causes of neck pain include:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated discs
  • Muscle strains
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Abnormalities in your bone or joints
  • Trauma

Poor posture and unresolved tension can also create neck pain that isn’t easily resolved with over-the-counter medications or ice packs. 

The team at Pain Specialists of Oregon evaluates your neck pain using physical exams, muscle tests, and imaging to provide an accurate diagnosis. They use this diagnosis to customize your treatment and help you find long-term relief.

What symptoms accompany my neck pain?

Of course, you feel neck pain in your neck area. You may feel aching or sharp pangs. It often limits your ability to move your head. 

But neck pain doesn’t always stay isolated in the cervical spine. Neck pain resulting from structural problems with your vertebrae can lead to severe headaches and migraines. 

If you have a condition like a disc herniation or spinal stenosis, nerves in your neck area may be compressed, causing symptoms like numbness, weakness, and tingling that extend into your shoulder, arm, and hand. 

How is neck pain treated?

The team at Pain Specialists of Oregon uses advanced treatments to help relieve your neck pain and restore your comfort.

Depending on what’s causing your neck pain, they may recommend:

  • Long-acting steroid injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Articular nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation

All nerve block, PRP, and steroid injections are done using ultrasound or X-ray-guided imaging to improve the accuracy of delivery. 

Manual treatments, through physical therapy and massage, can also release tight neck muscles and improve your range of motion. The ultimate goal of treatment is to restore the optimal function of your neck.

If you have neck pain that interferes with your day-to-day activities and work, call Pain Specialists of Oregon to set up an appointment today, or use the online tool to schedule your visit.