Neck Pain Specialist

Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute

Pain Management & Regenerative Medicine located in Atlanta, GA

For such a small area, neck pain can have a surprising impact as it hijacks the use of your head. At Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute, the team of pain intervention specialists understands the widespread effect that neck pain can have and they offer noninvasive and integrative solutions that provide meaningful relief. If you’re struggling with neck pain, call the Atlanta office to set up an appointment or use the online scheduling tool.

Neck Pain Q&A

What is the anatomy of the neck?

At the heart of your neck is your cervical spine, which is made up of seven small vertebrae that are separated by cervical discs. Surrounding your cervical spine are various tendons, ligaments, and muscles that help with the support and movement of your head.

Your neck is an incredibly active area — not only does your neck have the burden of supporting your head, but it also provides passage for your central nervous system.


What are common causes of neck pain?

Given its workload, it’s little wonder that neck pain is fairly common. The most common causes of neck pain include:

Muscle strain

Muscle strain in the neck is an increasingly common occurrence as Americans spend more time hunched over desks and staring at screens. In fact, the problem even has its own name — tech neck.

Injury

Neck pain can often stem from collision injuries that rock your head back and forth, giving you whiplash. 

Degenerative disc disease

The discs that provide cushioning between your vertebrae can begin to weaken with age and wear-and-tear, resulting in pain and inflammation in your neck.

Herniated disc

If your disc bulges or herniates, it leaks out a substance that can irritate sensitive nerve roots in your neck.

Cervical stenosis

If the spinal canal in your neck begins to narrow, it can compress or pinch your nerves.

Fractures

When a vertebra in your neck breaks or collapses, it can lead to considerable neck pain.

As you can see by this list, there are a host of issues that can cause neck pain, as well as limited or stiff movement.


How is neck pain treated?

The first order of business at Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute is to relieve your pain so that you can enjoy full use of your head again. With your pain quieted, your doctor discusses strategies and treatments for longer-term results, including:

  • Regenerative medicine
  • Medication management
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Physical therapy

Regenerative medicine, especially, is showing great promise in helping the soft tissues in your neck repair and heal themselves for sustainable results.

Don’t struggle any longer with chronic neck pain. Call Buckhead Injury Wellness Institute to schedule an appointment or use the online scheduling feature.