Neck Pain

Pain Management of Oklahoma

Pain Management Physicians located in Broken Arrow, OK & Sand Springs, OK

Between damage to vertebrae, cervical discs, ligaments, muscles, or other components, neck pain can occur for a variety of reasons. If you have chronic neck pain or are experiencing neck pain after an injury, contact Brent Henderson, DO, or Jeff Halford, DO, of Pain Management of Oklahoma, which boasts locations in Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sallisaw, Grove, McAlester, and Bartlesville, Oklahoma. You can get started on your neck pain treatment right away by calling the office nearest you directly to schedule an appointment.

Neck Pain Q & A

What are the causes of neck pain?

Occasional neck pain or stiffness is normal, especially if you slept in a crooked position or fell asleep while sitting in a chair. But neck pain isn’t something that should be disrupting your daily life. If you have neck pain, any of the following factors may be to blame:

  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Whiplash injury
  • Spinal stenosis 
  • Pinched nerve
  • Rheumatoid arthritis  
  • Herniated cervical disc
  • Congenital abnormalities 
  • Spondylosis (neck osteoarthritis)

Occasionally, neck pain stems from an abscess, infection, or tumor, although these issues are very rare. 

How does a doctor diagnose neck pain?

To pinpoint the cause of your neck pain and rule out other possible conditions, you undergo comprehensive diagnostic testing at Pain Management of Oklahoma. Dr. Henderson or Dr. Halford gather any necessary X-rays, nerve tests (electromyography), or lab work to help with the diagnostic process.

Your doctor also performs a physical examination and checks your range of motion. It’s important to let Dr. Henderson or Dr. Halford know if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain that radiates down your arms
  • Muscle weakness in your arms
  • Headache
  • Numbness
  • Tingling 

You should also let your doctor know how your neck pain is affecting your life, like if you’re having difficulty sleeping. Once Dr. Henderson or Dr. Halford gets to the root of your problem, he counsels you about your diagnosis and educates you about which treatments may be most effective. 

What is the treatment for neck pain?

Resolving your neck pain and preventing it from coming back may require a combination of treatments from Pain Management of Oklahoma. Depending on your diagnosis and how quickly you heal, Dr. Henderson or Dr. Halford may recommend:

  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Short-term immobilization with a soft collar
  • Corticosteroid injections 
  • Nerve block injections
  • Physical therapy 
  • Traction 

These are just some of the conservative neck pain treatments available at Pain Management of Oklahoma. Your doctor may recommend additional treatments or change your treatment plan as needed to help you experience effective relief. 

Neck pain is treatable with the help of Pain Management of Oklahoma. Click on the online scheduler to book your neck pain exam or call the office nearest you to schedule an appointment today.