Your neck is one of the most vulnerable areas of the spine, with less protection and stability to keep it from injury. The muscles, ligaments, nerves and vertebrae all can be damaged from trauma or degenerative issues, leading to neck pain. At Atlanta Spine, we can help you get to the bottom of what is causing your chronic neck pain and offer treatments options to improve the function and comfort in your neck area.
Treatment for neck pain is dependent on the cause of the pain. Injuries such as hyperextension or hyperflexion, where the neck suddenly jerks backward or forward are common affictions from auto accidents and falls and can cause neck pain. Many of the other causes of neck pain are from degenerative issues. Arthritis is common in the neck area, as are herniated or bulging discs, narrowing of the spinal canal (stenosis) and bone spurs. If there is soft tissue from a degenerative issue pressing on the nerve roots, you could experience pain in your neck, as well as your upper back, shoulders, arms, hands and jaw.
Get Relief from Chronic Neck Pain
Whatever the cause of your neck pain, Dr. Bhatti can uncover the issue and offer a treatment solution. Conservative treatments for neck pain may include physical therapy, exercises and medications that can help relieve inflammation and pain. For more severe issues such as a bone spurs, spinal stenosis, or a herniated or bulging disc, injection therapy or minimally invasive surgery may be recommended.
You don’t need to live with chronic neck pain that can affect your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to have a consultation with Dr. Bhatti at Atlanta Spine. Through a comprehensive diagnostic exam, Dr. Bhatti can determine the cause of your neck pain and get you on the path to relief.