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Brad S. Bootstaylor, MD​

Neck Pain

Neck pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your neck — the joint that connects your head to your upper body. Neck pain can result from injuries, arthritis, or other chronic diseases. Treatment with the Life Balance Pain Care team can offer relief and give you a better quality of life.

What are the symptoms of neck problems?

Neck pain can range in severity from mild to severe. You may notice the following:

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Muscle aches
  • Muscle tightness
  • Dull pain
  • Sharp or shooting discomfort
  • Warmth
  • Redness

If your neck pain is ongoing or debilitating, you don’t have to live with it. See Life Balance Pain Care team for an evaluation.

Your pain specialist offers various injections to reduce inflammation and neck pain.

What are the risk factors for neck pain?

While neck pain can happen to anybody, some factors increase your risk of experiencing it. Examples include:

  • Worn joints
  • Muscle strains or aches
  • Nerve compression
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic diseases
  • Sports injuries
  • Auto-accident injuries
  • Heavy lifting
  • Bad posture
  • Poor workplace ergonomics

Ways to reduce your risk of neck pain include using good posture, taking frequent breaks from working at a computer, not smoking, sleeping in a comfortable position, and not carrying heavy bags on your shoulder.

At LBPC we will review with you the various treatment options to maximize on your pain relief, providing long-term comfort. Treatment options may include the following:

  • Corticosteroid Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • PRP Injection
  • NSAID’s
  • CBD
  • Stem cell treatment
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Scheduled II medications (e.g. Hydrocodone)