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Neck Pain Treatment Specialists Doctors NYC

Neck pain relief is usually achieved after a brief period of rest and a conservative treatment approach. Your neck pain treatment plan is designed based on the cause of your symptoms and the way to respond to therapeutic recommendations provided at our treatment center. Come to our NYC pain clinic to get your neck pain evaluated and treated. Meet Dr. Melepura, our neck pain specialist in NYC, to get the pain relief you need in the safe, reassuring hands of the best pain management specialist in NYC.

    Neck Pain Treatment in NYCYour neck is comprised of the bones of your upper spine — also called the cervical spine — as well as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissue. The neck is the first stop on the long train of nerve pathways that eventually end in every area of your body. Within your spine, the spinal cord is the nerve center of your body, connecting your brain to every spot from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. It’s through those first spinal joints in your neck that nerves reach out to other parts of your body.

    Neck pain can be very painful. Emergency, same-day appointments are available at the Midtown Manhattan doctor’s office.

    Your neck is designed for flexibility, strength, and stability. Any number of conditions can cause neck pain, and relief is in order when it strikes. Everything from arthritis to a severe blow to your neck can cause pain. Our sports and pain management medical team make the diagnosis so that you can start neck pain treatment as soon as possible.

    Neck Pain Sources

    While the source of pain in the neck is often obvious, your NYC neck pain doctor sometimes has to play detective to find the culprit. An irritation high up in your cervical spine can lead to discomfort anywhere from your head, shoulders, arms, or wrists down to your hips, legs, or feet.

    Chronic neck pain may result from poor ergonomics, bad sleeping patterns, spinal cord deformities, or tumors. Compressed nerves, also referred to as pinched nerves, usually develop over time. But a trauma caused by a car accident or sports injury can trigger a pre-existing neck dysfunction or create new problems. Figuring out how to relieve neck pain requires specific diagnostics, a thorough history, and experience you can only find by making an appointment with a physician at our pain treatment center.

    Explain Where It Hurts

    Our team relies on your testimony about your pain in the neck to make a diagnosis. You need to convey clearly:

    • When the pain started
    • What you were doing when it began
    • When it’s most painful
    • What kinds of activities provide temporary pain relief

    Make sure you tell our pain specialists about any:

    • Stiffness in your neck
    • Difficulty turning your head
    • Sharp, shooting pains
    • Pain that radiates upward to your head
    • Radiating pain down your arms
    • Tingling in your arms, hands, or fingers
    • Tenderness in your neck
    • Difficulty holding objects in one hand or the other
    • Loss of total bladder control
    • Balance, walking, or coordination problems
    • Headaches

    How to Get Rid of Neck Pain

    Once your pain management doctor hears your history and symptoms, he performs a physical examination to determine how to treat neck pain in your individual circumstance.

    Dr. Melepura will observe how you move, sit and hold your head. He feels along your cervical spine for muscle tightness that could indicate spasms or damage to the soft tissue. He does a few range-of-motion tests for further insight into how to get rid of neck pain for you.

    The first round of treatment involves home care, but if that initial treatment doesn’t do the trick, our doctors may need further testing that could consist of:

    • X-rays
    • Myelogram
    • CT Scan
    • MRI
    • Bone scan
    • Nerve conduction study
    • Blood tests

    If you don’t find quick relief at home, seek medical care, and consult a physician like Dr. Melepura to relieve your neck pain and avoid further complications.

    Great experience with Dr. Melepura’s practice! Zero wait time, I was seen right away. Dr. Melepura was thorough in his evaluation taking my medical history into account in addition to current symptoms, and quickly determined a treatment plan for my neck pain. Both he and his associate were very personable and empathetic. The office is clean and modern. Highly recommend!

    Samantha Fassak

    How to Relieve Neck Pain

    Most neck pain treatment consists of rest and a few simple lifestyle changes. At your center, you also may receive instructions for:

    • Massage
    • Ice or heat therapy
    • Improving your posture
    • Work modifications
    • Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain medicine

    If your pain in the neck doesn’t respond within three to four weeks, you may need a little more aggressive neck pain relief. Treatments by our doctors may include:

    Treating Chronic Neck Pain

    Surgery may be indicated when all other options fail to provide sufficient neck pain relief. Our pain management specialist may recommend surgical options to:

    Your doctor provides you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about how to treat neck pain. Returning you to your normal activities, sports, and fitness routines, pain-free always is the goal at our pain treatment center.


    Can Neck Pain Be a Sign of Something Serious?

    If your neck pain has been ongoing for 6 weeks or more it can be a sign of autoimmune disease, spinal cord injury, or other condition. If you have tried resting your neck and the pain does not go away, it’s time to see a doctor.

    How Can I Relieve Neck Pain at Home?

    If your neck pain is not serious you can try some at-home remedies. You can try stretching your neck and shoulders. Try applying ice then heat. Your pillow may be the cause of your neck pain so try a pillow with more support. You can take over-the-counter pain medication to relieve your pain.

    How Can I Avoid Future Neck Pain?

    To ensure your neck pain doesn’t get worse your doctor can recommend stretches and exercises. Avoid slouching when sitting at your desk. Take a break from sitting every hour to stand up and move your body.

    Do you have any questions about the neck pain treatment we offer? Would you like to schedule an appointment with the team of best-rated neck pain doctors at the pain management clinic in New York? Please contact our office for a consultation with the pain specialist in Midtown Manhattan.

    Page Updated on May 27, 2024 by Dr. Melepura (Pain Management Doctor) of Sports Injury & Pain Management Clinic of New York Sports Injury & Pain Management Clinic of New York
    36 W 44th St #1416
    New York, NY 10036
    (212) 621-7746
    Sports Injury and Pain Management Doctor NYC - Febin Melepura, MD

    Febin Melepura, MD is a top rated, best in class interventional pain management doctor. He is a nationally recognized pain relief specialist and is among the top pain care doctors in New York City and the country. He is an award winning expert and contributor to a prominent media outlets.

    Dr. Febin Melepura has been recognized for his thoughtful, thorough, modern approach to treating chronic pain and, among other accolades, has been named a “top pain management doctor in New York”, and one of “America’s Top Doctors™” for an advanced sports injury treatments.

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