Ascend Regenerative Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation & Spine Specialist located in Manhasset, NY
Injuries from falls, contact sports, and motor vehicle accidents can all lead to debilitating neck pain. At Ascend Regenerative Medicine in Manhasset, New York, board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Manish Mammen, MD, provides a variety of advanced treatment options for neck pain. If neck pain interferes with your daily life, call today or request an appointment online.
Neck Pain Q & A
What is neck pain?
Neck pain is a common problem, but that doesn’t mean you should grit your teeth and bear it. At Ascend Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Mammen specializes in helping patients ages 16 and older find relief from all types of neck pain.
Depending on the cause, neck pain can occur with other symptoms, such as numbness or weakness in your arms or hands, headache, and muscle tightness or spasms.
What causes neck pain?
Your neck moves in many directions and supports the weight of your head, making it vulnerable to a wide range of conditions and injuries that can cause pain. The most common causes of neck pain include:
- Muscle strain from poor posture and overuse
- Osteoarthritis, which is wear-and-tear damage in your joints
- Nerve compression from a herniated disc, bone spur, or spinal stenosis
- Whiplash from a rear-end car accident
Sports injuries and falls can also damage the muscles and ligaments in your neck, leading to pain.
What neck pain treatments are available?
At Ascend Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Mammen offers the latest treatment options to eliminate neck pain so you can resume the life you love. He creates an individualized treatment plan that may include:
Cervical epidural injections
These injections relieve neck pain and swelling due to something pressing on a nerve in your cervical spine.
Selective nerve root blocks
This type of injection uses a special type of X-ray called fluoroscopy to target a painful nerve.
Stellate ganglion blocks
A stellate ganglion nerve block also uses fluoroscopy to guide an injection of numbing medicine to branches of nerves in your neck.
Medial branch blocks
This fluoroscopy-guided injection bathes your medial branch nerves in numbing medicine.
Trigger point injections
These injections relieve pain from trigger points, which are small muscle spasms, also known as knots.
Regenerative medicine techniques like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells may help certain types of neck pain.
Spinal cord stimulator
This implanted device uses controlled electrical impulses to stimulate your spine and block pain signals.
Cervical radiofrequency ablation neurotomy
This fluoroscopy-guided procedure involves heating your medial nerves with a specialized radiofrequency needle.
Using fluoroscopy, Dr. Mammen injects medicine into one or more of the small joints on either side of your spine. Facet injections can diagnose the source of neck pain and provide relief.
MLS laser therapy
Multiwave Locked System (MLS) robotic class IV laser therapy is a safe, painless procedure that uses light energy to eliminate pain and reduce inflammation.
For expert care of neck pain, call Ascend Regenerative Medicine or request an appointment online today.