If you’re not getting relief from persistent neck pain with over-the-counter medications, you can find pain relief solutions at Regenerative Pain & Spine in Chicago, IL, serving the the neighborhoods of Bucktown, Logan Square, Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, & Lakeview. Interventional pain specialist Shoeb Mohiuddin, MD, and the medical team offer comprehensive care for persistent neck pain stemming from sports injuries, auto accidents, or degenerative spine conditions. Learn more about available treatment options for neck pain by calling Regenerative Pain & Spine, or request an appointment online today.

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What causes neck pain?

Your neck, or cervical spine, bears the weight of your head and allows you a wide range of motion. Acute neck pain that lasts for less than six weeks is often the result of muscle tension or overuse.

When you have chronic neck pain lasting longer than six months, it may be due to underlying conditions that affect your cervical spine, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease

You may also develop chronic neck pain due to whiplash from auto accidents, falls, or sports participation.

How is neck pain diagnosed?

To identify the underlying cause of your neck pain, Dr. Mohiuddin and the Regenerative Pain & Spine team use advanced diagnostic imaging technology, such as X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to create images of your cervical spine.

In addition to diagnostic testing, you can expect Dr. Mohiuddin to review your medical history, lifestyle, and other factors that contribute to your neck pain. He also assesses your neck’s range of motion and the severity of your pain.

How is neck pain treated?

Your treatment plan for chronic neck pain uses evidence-based therapies to relieve your pain and improve the health of your cervical spine.

Dr. Mohiuddin and the medical team customize a treatment plan to meet your individual needs. They may initially recommend medications to reduce inflammation and pain, so you can participate in physical therapy to improve the strength of your neck muscles.

If medication isn’t enough to relieve pain, you may be a candidate for:

Shock wave therapy

Shock wave therapy uses bursts of high-pressure energy to stimulate healing in the deep tissues surrounding your neck.

Steroid injections

Steroid injections deliver anti-inflammatory medications directly into the structures of your neck to reduce inflammation and provide long-lasting pain relief.

Regenerative medicine

Injections of stem cells, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), or amniotic tissue help heal damaged tissue in your cervical spine by prompting your body to produce new, healthy cells.

By addressing the underlying cause of neck pain, regenerative medicine therapies can provide long-lasting pain relief and ensure you heal faster and more efficiently.

If you can’t tolerate chronic neck pain for another minute, schedule a diagnostic evaluation online or call Regenerative Pain & Spine today.