Neck Pain Specialist

Headache & Pain Center, AMC

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Gray, LA & New Iberia, LA

Neck pain is a common problem that can come from a number of different injuries and disorders to the neck. At Headache & Pain Center, AMC in Gray and New Iberia, Louisiana, the team offers a wide range of advanced diagnostics and cutting-edge treatments. Leading providers Jimmy Ponder Jr., MD, and Adolfo Cuadra, MD, have over 50 years of combined experience diagnosing and treating pain. To schedule an appointment for your neck pain, call or book online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What are some common causes of neck pain?

Possible causes of your neck pain include:

Muscle strains

Muscle strains are a common cause of neck pain. Problems like poor posture or overuse can easily stress and strain the muscles in your neck. Most cases of neck pain are caused by minor issues like spending too many hours sitting in front of a computer or sleeping in the wrong position. 

Nerve problems

Conditions like herniated discs or bone spurs can put pressure on the nerves near your neck, resulting in nerve pain. Problems with your nerves typically result in a burning or shooting pain that’s frequently accompanied by tingling or numbness. 

Joint problems

Damage or defect to the joints in your neck is another common source of neck pain. Age-related wear and tear on your joints can deteriorate the cartilage in between your vertebrae, causing pain and restricted motion. 

Although much less common, conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis, and cancer can also cause neck pain. 

When should I see a doctor about my neck pain?

In most cases, neck pain is short-lived and typically clears up on its own. If you experience neck pain that lasts more than a few days, you should book an appointment at Headache & Pain Center, AMC. The team can help determine the underlying cause of your condition and avoid worsening symptoms. 

You should also seek medical care if your neck pain becomes severe or is accompanied by numbness, tingling, or a headache. 

How is neck pain diagnosed?

There are many possible causes of your neck pain, so a proper diagnosis is essential. Headache & Pain Center, AMC offers a number of advanced diagnostics including X-rays and open MRIs to fully evaluate the structure of your neck. 

After your examination, your doctor works with you to develop your customized treatment plan. In many cases, the team helps patients eliminate their pain without the need for surgery or habit-forming narcotics. 

What treatments are available for neck pain?

Depending on your diagnosis, treatment for your neck pain may include:

  • Injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers

The practice also offers radiofrequency facet treatment, a minimally invasive treatment that allows your doctor to eliminate pain-causing nerve tissue. 

At Headache & Pain Center, AMC, the team aims to help you return to your normal lifestyle as soon as possible. To find out which treatment is right for you, book an appointment by phone or online today.