When it comes to Neck Pain surgery, New Jersey spine surgeon Dr. Joshua Rovner has the comprehensive experience patients trust. As one of the state’s leading destinations for spine surgery in NJ, Neck Pain is a spinal condition that Dr. Rovner and his advanced surgical team treats.
Neck pain is a comprehensive term to describe discomfort in the neck and surrounding region. It can be caused by the muscles, nerves, vertebrae, and cushioning discs between the vertebrae or any combination of the above. The term neck pain may also be used to describe pain in the areas surrounding the neck such as the shoulders, jaw or head.
Causes of Neck Pain
One of the most common causes of neck pain is behavioral muscle strain. Actions such as driving a car or hunching over a computer puts stress on the neck and can cause pain. More active stresses such as playing sports and physical labor can also cause neck pain.
However, muscle strain is by no means the only cause of neck pain. It can also be caused by arthritis or nerve compression. There are many causes of nerve compression and the subsequent neck pain. These include but are not limited to bone spurs, facet joint arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative disc disease, herniated or ruptured discs, and fractures.
Diagnosing Neck Pain
Often times neck pain does not warrant a doctor’s visit. It is most often a mild condition but should you suffer from any of the following symptoms or are not improving on your own then you should seek medical attention.
- Numbness in hands and arms
- Shooting pain in the shoulders or down the arms
- Change in bowel and bladder habits
- Severe pain that keeps you up at night
Should you decide to seek medical treatment at Progressive Spine and Orthopaedics for these or any other symptoms of neck pain, the first step is always an accurate diagnosis. Through a physical exam, a medical history and other testing, Dr. Joshua Rovner will diagnose your pain and walk you through all your treatment options.