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Neck Pain Specialist

Central Oregon Spine & Sports, LLC

Pain Management & Sports Medicine located in Bend, OR

Your neck gives you the ability to move your head in many directions. Unfortunately, due to its mobility and the need to support the weight of your head, neck pain is a common ailment. For most people, neck pain isn’t a serious health issue. However, if your neck pain is constant and affecting your quality of life, Philip Wallace, MD, and the team at Central Oregon Spine & Sports, LLC, in Bend, Oregon, can devise a treatment plan to relieve your pain. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What are the symptoms of neck pain?

Neck pain symptoms can vary in both type and severity. With neck pain, you may experience:

  • A dull ache in your neck and/or shoulder muscles
  • Headaches
  • Muscle spasms
  • Decreased range of motion

Depending on the underlying cause of your neck pain, you may also experience tingling or burning sensations that run down your arms or legs, as well as muscle weakness.

While neck pain can resolve on its own with self-care at home, you should contact Central Oregon Spine & Sports, LLC if your neck pain is severe or your pain has traveled to your extremities.

What causes neck pain?

Your neck pain may develop due to poor posture, an injury, or the degeneration of the discs in-between your vertebrae that occurs naturally as you age. Specific causes of neck pain include:

  • Herniated or bulging disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Whiplash
  • Cervical radiculopathy

Diseases, such as meningitis or cancer, can also cause neck pain.

How is the cause of neck pain diagnosed?

At Central Oregon Spine & Sports, LLC, your provider conducts a comprehensive examination to diagnose the cause of your neck pain. With a conclusive diagnosis, they can develop the most effective treatment plan that may resolve your neck pain altogether.

During the evaluation, your physician reviews your symptoms and medical history. They also examine your neck and may request diagnostic imaging, such as an X-ray or MRI, to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis. 

What treatments can relieve neck pain?

The team at Central Oregon Spine & Sports, LLC develops individualized treatment plans to help you get relief from your neck pain based on the underlying cause. They recommend the most effective treatments to help support your body’s healing abilities, which may include:

  • Steroid injections
  • Nerve block injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation 
  • Trigger point injections
  • Regenerative medicine

Treatments using regenerative medicine can help relieve your pain without surgery and aid your body’s natural healing processes.

For help managing your neck pain, call Central Oregon Spine & Sports, LLC, or book online today.