Neck Pain Specialist

Gershon Pain Specialists

Bioidentical Hormone Specialists & Pain Management Specialists located in Virginia Beach, VA

Chronic neck pain can cause tension, stiffness, and difficulty moving your head. Whether it’s from a car accident, a sports injury, or a medical condition, Gershon Pain Specialists can help you recover mobility and end neck pain for good. Steven Gershon, M.D. serves the community of Virginia Beach, Virginia, with cutting-edge technology, holistic strategies, interventional pain management techniques, and alternative treatments for a well-rounded, effective approach to care. Call today to book your first appointment, or schedule a consultation online.

Neck Pain Q & A

Gershon Pain Specialists

What are the symptoms of neck pain?

Neck pain can cause numerous symptoms, depending on the cause of the injury or pain. Symptoms usually include myofascial (muscle) pain or mobility problems, like difficulty moving the head from side to side or up and down.

You might experience a stiff neck, shoulder pain, headaches, or tension in the face. People with neck pain sometimes have numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, or fingers.

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can result from many different conditions, injuries, or illnesses. Most neck pain is the result of tension or strain in the muscles, which may happen from everyday activities like sitting at a desk, exercising, or sleeping in an awkward position.

In other cases, neck pain is caused by injuries like vertebral fractures, whiplash, sprains, or herniated discs. Other people may develop neck pain from conditions like fibromyalgia, arthritis of the neck, or osteoporosis. Some conditions that affect the spine may trigger neck pain as well.

Do I need to see a doctor about neck pain?

In some cases, neck pain resolves on its own without treatment. However, some circumstances indicate you should see a doctor about neck pain. Contact Gershon Pain Specialists if you’re experiencing:

  • Numbness, weakness, or tingling in your arm or hand
  • Inability to move your neck
  • Swelling or a lump in your neck
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pain that gets worse when lying down

You should also seek medical attention right away if your neck pain is accompanied by a fever, intense headache, or chest pain.

How is neck pain treated?

The Gershon Pain Specialists team uses a variety of treatment methods to address neck pain, depending on your condition and your symptoms. Some of these methods may include:

 

  • Interventional pain management: injection therapies to address nerve or muscle problems

 

    • Lifestyle therapies: diet, exercise, supplements
    • Medication management: medicine for short-term pain relief

 

  • Physical therapy: therapeutic exercises to help recover mobility, strength, and flexibility

With proper treatment, it’s possible to find long-term healing and relief from neck pain. To get started, contact Gershon Pain Specialists today. Call the office or book your consultation online to begin a personalized treatment plan.