Neck Pain

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Neck Pain services offered in Green Valley, Henderson, NV

Neck pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints, affecting up to 1 in 3 people. Though it usually improves with rest, if your symptoms persist or affect your daily routine, it’s crucial to identify the underlying cause. At Regenexx Las Vegas serving Las Vegas, Henderson, NV, and the surrounding areas, Josh Goodwin, MD, an interventional orthopedic specialist provides nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments for neck pain. To make an appointment, book online or call the office today.

Neck Pain Q&A

What is neck pain?

Neck pain is general discomfort, stiffness, or aching that affects your cervical spine –– the seven vertebrae above the shoulders that help support your head. 

Often, neck pain occurs due to muscle strains and sprains. For example, many people experience neck pain when they sleep in an awkward position. Even so, if your symptoms last more than a few days, it could indicate a more serious issue.

What are the symptoms of neck pain?

The symptoms of neck pain include:

  • A persistent ache
  • A stabbing or burning pain
  • Increased sensitivity
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Frequent headaches
  • Numbness in your shoulders or arms

As the condition worsens, you might also experience tense or tight muscles that affect your neck’s range of motion.

What causes neck pain?

At Regenexx Las Vegas, Dr. Goodwin treats neck pain caused by various issues, including:

  • Aging
  • Herniated discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Poor posture
  • Strained muscles
  • Bone spurs
  • Fractures

You might also experience neck pain if you’re involved in a car accident or suffer an injury while working or exercising.

When should I see an interventional pain specialist for neck pain?

Make an appointment with Dr. Goodwin at Regenexx Las Vegas if you experience neck pain that interferes with your job or other daily activities. That’s especially true if the pain keeps you up at night, affects your range of motion, or occurs alongside more severe symptoms, like a fever.

How is neck pain diagnosed?

To diagnose neck pain, Dr. Goodwin reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when the pain started, where it occurs, and if it extends into other parts of your body. 

He completes a physical exam, checking your neck for redness, swelling, or bruising. Dr. Goodwin asks you to move your head from side to side, checking your muscle strength and range of motion. He also orders diagnostic imaging like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI to check for damage to your bones, joints, or surrounding tissues.

How is neck pain treated?

At Regenexx Las Vegas, Dr. Goodwin takes a minimally invasive and nonsurgical approach to treating neck pain. Depending on your age and the symptoms you’re experiencing, he might recommend:

The treatment’s goal is to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and encourage your body’s natural healing process.

Make an appointment today at Regenexx Las Vegas by calling the office or booking online to receive high-quality care for neck pain.

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