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Treatment for Chronic Neck Pain in Atlanta, GA


Cervical radiculopathy is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. Because these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms, and hands, an injury in the cervical spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Cervical radiculopathy may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the cervical spinal column, and it can cause serious back pain that interferes with your daily life.

If you’re struggling with chronic neck pain and seeking relief, The Physicians can help provide you with an accurate diagnosis that pinpoints the source of your symptoms. From there, we offer a range of personalized, leading-edge treatments that can help reduce your pain and improve your lifestyle

If you’re ready to begin your journey to a more pain-free life, contact The Physicians today. We’ll be glad to provide you with our expertise and guidance so that you can get the care you need for your cervical radiculopathy. With our help, you can live an active lifestyle free from pain.

Neck Pain Treatment in Rome, GA

Treatment & Diagnosis of Cervicalgia

Cervicalgia is a term used to describe neck pain that can range from mild discomfort to severe pain. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor posture, injury, or degenerative changes in the spine.

The most common symptom of cervicalgia is pain in the neck, which may spread to the shoulders, upper back, and arms. Other symptoms may include:

  • Stiffness and decreased range of motion in the neck
  • Headaches
  • Tingling, numbness, or weakness in the arms
  • Muscle spasms

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is recommended to seek medical evaluation and treatment.

At The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists, we offer various treatment options for cervicalgia, including:

  • Physical Therapy: Our licensed physical therapists work with patients to stretch and strengthen the muscles in the neck and upper back, as well as recommend exercises to improve overall spine health.
  • Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers (such as ibuprofen) or prescription medication may be recommended to relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques like massage, trigger point therapy, and chiropractic manipulation can help reduce pain and improve mobility.
  • Injections: Corticosteroid injections can be injected into the neck to reduce inflammation and pain.
  • Surgery: In rare, severe cases, surgery may be recommended to relieve pressure on the nerves or correct any degenerative changes in the spine.

At The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists, we understand that every patient is unique. Our team of experienced physicians will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to provide the best possible outcome and relief from your cervicalgia.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes cervicalgia?

Cervicalgia can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Poor posture: Prolonged sitting or standing with poor posture can put strain on the muscles and ligaments around the neck and upper back, leading to cervicalgia
  • Injury or trauma: Whiplash from a car accident or other injuries that involve the neck can cause cervicalgia.
  • Degenerative conditions: Conditions that cause degeneration or damage to the spine, such as arthritis or herniated discs, can cause cervicalgia.
  • Overuse or repetitive strain: Activities that involve repetitive motions of the neck and upper back, such as working on a computer for extended periods, can strain the muscles and cause cervicalgia.
  • Emotional stress: Stress can cause tension in the muscles around the neck and shoulders, leading to cervicalgia.

By understanding the underlying causes of cervicalgia, it's possible to take measures to decrease the risk of developing the condition. Maintaining good posture, practicing stress-management techniques, and seeking medical treatment for any underlying conditions can help to minimize the risk of cervicalgia.

What types of activities can lead to repetitive stress in the neck and upper back?

Activities that can lead to repetitive strain injury in the neck and upper back include:

  • Sitting at a desk or computer for long periods with poor posture
  • Repeatedly looking down at a smartphone or tablet screen
  • Holding the phone between the ear and shoulder for extended periods
  • Heavy lifting or carrying objects on one side of the body
  • Playing musical instruments or other activities that involve holding the arms in the same position for extended periods
  • Repeatedly reaching or stretching in the same direction
  • Driving for long periods or operating heavy machinery
  • Participating in sports or activities that involve repetitive motions of the neck, such as swimming or gymnastics

By being aware of these activities and taking steps to minimize their impact, individuals can reduce their risk of developing repetitive strain injuries in the neck and upper back.

Do you accept insurance for cervicalgia treatment?

Yes! The Physicians believe that leading-edge care for chronic neck pain should be accessible to everyone who needs it, and we’re proud to accept insurance from providers across the Atlanta area. Visit our Insurance page to see our list of accepted providers.

How can I get started with the best chronic pain specialist near me?

If you’re ready to find relief from spinal pain, The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists are here to consult with you, answer your questions, and get you started on the road to relief. Schedule your appointment today using our easy online tool.