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Understanding and Managing Neck Pain

by | Apr 3, 2024

Discover relief from neck pain with expert care at our clinic. From chronic discomfort to acute injuries, our specialized treatments address the root cause of your neck pain, restoring comfort and mobility. Dr. Manish Taneja, our interventional pain management specialist, provides personalized solutions tailored to your needs, ensuring a swift return to pain-free living.

Woman stretching her back at desk during work

What is Neck Pain?

A dull or sharp pain in your neck can emerge at any moment and start to derail your entire day. When you have neck pain, you will know it. It can involve pain in your neck and/or the shoulders. You may even feel the pain radiating down your arm. It can make your muscles weak and create a numb sensation. Or it could even feel like some zapped you with an electric shock right in your arm. It can manifest in a variety of different ways depending on the individual and is never pleasant to deal with. The greater your level of understanding of how it works and what you can do to prevent it can help you avoid as much suffering from neck pain as possible. 

Understanding Neck Pain Causes

The moment that you begin to experience neck pain is the moment that you will want to know what the root causes are. A few of the causes of neck pain include:

  • Age
  • Your physical anatomy or high body mass index (BMI)
  • Poor posture
  • A slipped disc
  • Inflammation or tension in neck muscles
  • Sleeping in an awkward position
  • Pre-existing conditions
  • Family history
  • Sports-related injury

These are all potential causes of neck pain, but it goes beyond just these. You need to evaluate your lifestyle carefully as you think about what might be causing your neck discomfort.

Evaluation and Diagnosis 

At the most basic level, you will diagnosis yourself with neck pain in that you know when your neck is hurting or not. In the event that your neck pain is somewhat more severe, then you will want to get it looked at by a medical professional. He or she can determine the seriousness of the issue and can recommend treatment options to help you get some relief. Do not ignore nagging neck pain as it can be a sign of worse issues.

Neck Pain Interventional Procedures

Interventional pain management are minimally invasive procedures to alleviate or minimizing pain. The techniques take a multidisciplinary approach to help patients effectively manage pain and improve their quality of life. Serious neck pain can derail your entire life. It is not only a distraction, but it can literally prevent you from getting the work done that needs to get done. That is why you need to take yourself in to see a specialist if your neck pain reaches a certain level. Failure to do so can result in your inability to perform the tasks that you need to take care of and can cause lasting health outcomes that you don’t want to suffer with. 

If you’re experiencing stiffness, swelling, tenderness, and more, a neck pain specialist like Dr. Manish Taneja can offer you interventional procedures such as CT guidance and x-rays that can isolate the source of your neck pain. Then, they can prescribe you with medications or other treatment options to reduce your neck pain.

Interventional Procedures for Neck Pain

Taking action to find relief from your neck pain is something that you should do immediately. This means looking at some of the interventional procedures that can assist with these issues. A few of the non-surgical minimally invasive procedures worth considering include:

  • Radiofrequency ablation for trigeminal neuralgia
  • Occipital nerve block
  • Peripheral nerve block
  • Sympathetic nerve block
  • Botox injections for headache
  • Cervical epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Nerve root injections
  • Epidural injections

*Medical injections can be inserted outside the spinal cord or on the pain site itself.

What all of these have in common is the fact that they are minimally invasive so as to keep any discomfort that you might have otherwise experienced to a minimum. No one wants to have undergo anything more invasive than absolutely necessary when it comes to getting relief from the neck pain that you are suffering with.

Treatment for Common Neck Pain Conditions at Supreme Vascular

Here at Supreme Vascular, we are all about helping you find the relief that you need from neck pain. No matter how neck pain impacts your life, we want to be part of the solution for you. It is critical that we have an individualized consultation with you to best understand what your specific needs are and how we can address those needs. Once we have done this, then we can come up with a personalized treatment plan that works best for you.

Meet with our healthcare professional to set yourself up for success. We have seen neck pain issues that come in all forms and we have the specialized knowledge to help you out today.  Reach out today and contact us for those details.

Consult an Intervention Specialist for Your Back Pain

Dr. Manish Taneja, one of the few dual trained and certified neurointerventional and peripheral vascular interventionists in Singapore, has extensive experience in interventional procedures treating patients for interventional pain management since 1995. Come in for a further evaluation and contact us to arrange your back pain appointment today. 

 

Dr. Manish Taneja performing surgery

Other Health Conditions

The Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic is your “go-to” facility for various conditions and treatments. To arrange an appointment with Dr. Manish Taneja, our neck pain intervention specialist, contact us. You can also call us at (+65) 6904 8084 for a consultation.