Neck Pain

Pain Management, PRP & Weight Loss Clinic located in Powder Springs, GA

Neck Pain
 services offered in Powder Springs, GA

Everyone occasionally strains their neck, but for half of adults, their neck pain turns into an ongoing condition that’s hard to relieve. Whether your pain just started or you’ve been miserable for months, Douglas Cox, FNP-BC, and the experienced team at L&D Medical Center in Powder Springs, Georgia, can help. They provide comprehensive care, including conservative medical therapies and interventional treatments that relieve your pain and get you back to enjoying life. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.

What causes neck pain?

Your neck (cervical spine) is especially vulnerable to injuries, whether during athletic activities, your daily routine, repetitive movements (overuse), or a car accident that causes whiplash. These injuries often cause pain as they pull the muscles and ligaments supporting your neck

As you get older, chronic conditions develop, such as: 

  • Spinal arthritis
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Bone spurs
  • Slipped vertebrae
  • Cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve)


Poor posture is another frequent cause of neck pain, especially if you spend a lot of time bending your head to look at electronics.

What symptoms accompany neck pain?

No matter what causes your neck pain, chances are you’ll have limited mobility, ranging from a mild, stiff neck to extreme pain if you make the slightest movement. You may also experience headaches, dizziness, and shoulder pain.

The condition causing your pain may pinch a nerve. If that happens, you can experience pain, tingling, and burning that travels down your arm. A severely damaged nerve causes numbness and muscle weakness in your arm and hand.

How is neck pain treated?

The caring team at L&D Medical Center completes a thorough exam and gets diagnostic imaging like X-rays or an MRI to identify any injuries.

Your provider may recommend changing your activities, taking anti-inflammatory medications, and undergoing physical therapy to restore strength and movement.

Though they may suggest wearing a soft cervical collar to stabilize your neck while it heals, this is a short-term treatment. Wearing a collar too long weakens your muscles and hinders your recovery.

If you still have neck pain after conservative care, your provider recommends interventional treatments, such as:

  • Trigger point injections (to relax a muscle knot)
  • Epidural corticosteroid injections (to reduce nerve inflammation)
  • Percutaneous discectomies (to treat a herniated disc)
  • Spinal cord stimulation (to stop pain signals from activating your brain)
  • Intrathecal pain pumps (to deliver pain relievers directly to your spinal cord)

These treatments are highly effective because they target the root cause of your pain. As an interventional specialist, your provider safely performs your procedure using real-time X-ray guidance. The X-ray shows your spine and allows your provider to guide the needle, precisely placing it in the proper spot.

You can get relief from neck pain with holistic care at L&D Medical Center. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

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