Neck pain can have many different sources including poor posture, arthritis, degeneration – wear and tear over time, disc herniations, sports, whiplash, trauma and acute injuries. Neck pain can also present in many different forms. Neck pain can be focal or diffuse. It can lead to pain from the cervical spine joints, muscular pains, headaches, as well as nerve pain that travels down the arms. Neck pain can be significant and alter many peoples’ lives on a daily basis. Colorado Interventional Health Sciences is particularly skilled at resolving refractory neck pain that has persisted after conservative therapy.
How is neck pain treated?
In order to understand and determine the underlying cause, a comprehensive approach is undertaken for each individual. This involves reviewing medical records, speaking to a patient’s previous treatment team, and completing a comprehensive history and physical examination. Every patient is unique and therefore after treatment plan is unique as well.
Medical treatment plans vary depending on the root pain generating source. Most cases of neck will resolve within 2 months, but a significant percentage of people will continue to have pain for a prolonged amount of time. Medical treatment plans include, but are not limited to, trigger point injections, corticosteroid injections, epidural injections, selective nerve root blocks, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, and regenerative therapies such as PRP or stem cell treatments.
With so many physician specialists as well as therapists, who should I see for my neck pain?
Colorado Interventional Health Sciences is an advocate for a multi-specialty approach to help patients return to their normal active life. Medical treatment for neck pain is coordinated with chiropractors, physical therapists, as well as surgeons. Many patients will benefit from alternative therapies as well including acupuncture and holistic medicine.
Colorado Interventional Health Sciences works closely with chiropractors, physical therapists, and surgeons throughout the state of Colorado and beyond to coordinate an individual’s care and achieve meaningful lasting results. Often times, a patient will need interventional care to diagnose the problematic area for a surgeon, to determine appropriate surgical candidates, or to participate more effectively in conservative care. Colorado Interventional Health Sciences will be part of your team during your recovery.
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