While many adults experience occasional neck pain from stress and tension, chronic neck and thoracic spine pain may indicate an underlying condition, like arthritis or a herniated disc. At Interventional Spine & Pain Management Center in Springboro and Vandalia, Ohio, board-certified physician Vivekanand (Vic) Manocha, MD, offers comprehensive care for chronic neck pain that interferes with your quality of life. Dr. Manocha provides on-site diagnostics and treatment options, including stem cell therapy and spinal stimulation, to help you feel better fast. Schedule an evaluation at Interventional Spine & Pain Management Center online to learn more about available treatments for neck pain.
Occasional neck pain can develop from muscle strains, stress-related tension, or bad posture. You may also be prone to the chronic neck or thoracic spine pain as the result of a traumatic injury or because of an underlying medical condition like:
Spondylosis is also a common cause of chronic neck and thoracic pain. This condition develops when the spinal discs in your neck begin wearing down, losing hydration, and shrinking in size. These changes allow bones to rub together, resulting in chronic pain and limited range of motion in the neck.
It’s important that you schedule an evaluation at Interventional Spine & Pain Management Center when pain becomes severe or you experience pain or tingling that radiates down into your chest and arms.
To determine the cause of your neck pain, Dr. Manocha offers on-site X-rays and other diagnostic testing. He also performs a physical exam of your neck, checking for deformities and evaluating your neck’s range of motion.
Once he understands the source of your neck pain, Dr. Manocha creates a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. The focus of your treatment is on alleviating the severity of your pain and increasing your neck’s flexibility and range of motion.
Your treatment for chronic neck pain may start with prescription pain-relieving or anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy. If medications aren’t enough to treat your chronic neck pain, Dr. Manocha may recommend treatments like:
If your chronic neck pain is due to a herniated cervical disc, Dr. Manocha may recommend a spinal cord stimulator, an implantable device that allows you to deliver electric energy to your spinal nerves through a remote control. This energy blocks pain signals from your neck from traveling to your brain and is effective at relieving chronic pain when other treatments aren’t working.
To prevent a worsening of your condition and ease your chronic neck pain, schedule an evaluation at Interventional Spine & Pain Management Center today by using the online booking feature.