When you have ongoing neck pain that makes it impossible to watch TV, read, or even sleep, you may benefit from an evaluation at the Brain and Spine Center of South Florida in Delray Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The team of highly skilled neurosurgeons offers conservative and surgical care for neck pain. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.
Neck pain refers to any type of pain that starts in the neck, or cervical spine. The pain may be dull or sharp and radiate to the head, upper back, or arms.
Your neck is the most flexible part of your spine, connecting your head to the trunk of your body and giving you the ability to move your head in all directions.
The structure and function of your neck make it vulnerable to injuries and conditions that cause neck pain.
Poor posture, an acute injury, or an underlying degenerative condition may cause neck pain. Common causes of neck pain include:
Some of these conditions may compress or irritate the spinal cord or a spinal nerve as it exits the spine. When you have nerve involvement, you may have numbness or weakness in the arms or legs or difficulty walking.
You should seek help for your neck pain if it’s severe or an ongoing problem. Though most causes of neck pain aren’t serious, getting help for your discomfort may prevent your neck pain from turning into a chronic condition.
The team at the Brain and Spine Center of South Florida provides all the care you need under one roof, from therapy to pain management to surgery. They take a patient-centered approach and use the latest tools and techniques so you get the best outcomes.
During your initial visit, the team conducts a thorough evaluation to determine the cause and severity of your pain. They use the information gathered during your evaluation to create your personalized treatment plan.
Most people with neck pain get better with conservative medical care. Initial treatment may include:
If conservative care fails to provide relief from your pain, the team at the Brain and Spine Center of South Florida may suggest surgery, such as a discectomy and fusion, cervical corpectomy (removal of vertebrae), or cervical artificial disc replacement.
The skilled surgeons use advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, like robotic spine surgery, when possible to reduce recovery time.
To get relief from your neck pain, call the Brain and Spine Center of South Florida or schedule an appointment online today.