Neck Pain Specialist

OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine

Spine & Orthopedic Medicine Specialist located in Clinton, NY

Neck pain affects 10-20% of Americans, causing enough chronic pain to stop many from enjoying their daily activities. Nameer Haider, MD, and the team at OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine can help you overcome neck pain with effective interventional and regenerative procedures. To learn more about your treatment options, call the office in Clinton, New York, or book an appointment online.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain is frequently caused by sprains, strains, repetitive movements, and acute injuries like whiplash. Age-related changes commonly responsible for neck pain include:

  • Facet joint arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Failed neck surgery
  • Bone spurs
  • Slipped disc (spondylolisthesis)

These degenerative changes typically cause pain as they pinch the nearby nerves.

What other symptoms might I have with neck pain?

Neck pain usually limits head movement and may cause a headache. When the nerves are compressed, you may also experience tingling and pain that radiates down one of your arms. A severely pinched nerve can result in numbness or muscle weakness in your arm and hand.

How is neck pain treated?

If your neck pain doesn’t improve with conservative medical care, or if you need pain relief so you can participate in physical therapy, the team at OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine can help with diagnostic procedures and individualized treatments that target the source of your pain.

Diagnostic procedures determine the precise nerves responsible for sending pain signals to your brain. Your provider injects steroids or a local anesthetic at the nerve or nerves suspected of transmitting pain signals. If the injection relieves your pain, then the right nerve has been identified and you can get a longer-lasting treatment injected at the same nerve.

These are a few examples of treatments used to alleviate neck pain:

Epidural lysis of adhesions

This procedure treats painful scar tissue (adhesions) in the epidural space of your cervical spine, breaking up the scar and then injecting a local anesthetic and cortisone to reduce inflammation.

Radiofrequency ablation

Your provider targets a specific nerve, then uses radiofrequency energy to create a small wound or lesion on the nerve. This blocks pain signals from going to your brain and as a result, your pain is significantly diminished for nine months to two years.

Nerve blocks and steroid injections

Your doctor may inject a local anesthetic, steroids, or both at the same time. The injection is placed at a specific nerve or group of nerves, where the anesthetic blocks nerve signals and steroids reduce inflammation.

Spinal cord stimulators

This medical device is implanted along your spine, where it sends a mild electrical pulse into the targeted nerves. The electrical stimulation blocks pain signals transmitted from nerves to your brain. 

Stem cell and platelet-rich plasma injections

When they’re injected, stem cells and platelets trigger healing, regulate inflammation, and regenerate all the different types of tissues needed to repair injuries and degenerative diseases.

To get relief for your neck pain, call OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine or schedule an appointment online.