Back & Neck Pain Specialist

Complete Neurological Care

Adult and Child Neurology & Epileptology located in New York & New Jersey

Back pain and neck pain are common causes of discomfort. At Complete Neurological Care, with New York City locations in Forest Hills and Astoria, Queens, and the Financial District, Midtown, and Washington Heights in Manhattan, plus Valley Stream and Hicksville, New York, and Passaic, New Jersey, the experts use advanced technology to find the source of back and neck pain to recommend the most effective treatment. To get relief from your neck or back pain, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Back & Neck Pain Q & A

What is back and neck pain?

Many people suffer from back or neck pain that affects their physical, mental, and social well-being. Though back and neck pain may develop from many causes, the spine is a common source of pain.

Your spine runs from the base of your skull to your sacrum. Containing several vertebrae,  your spine protects your spinal cord and serves as an exit for the nerves that send signals to and from your brain to the rest of your body. 

Because your spine plays an integral role in many body functions, discomfort in your back or neck has far-reaching effects.

Complete Neurological Care offers comprehensive treatment for back and neck pain. The board-certified neurologists and pain management specialists use innovative diagnostic approaches and treatments to provide quick, safe, and effective relief from your discomfort. 

What causes back and neck pain?

Your back or neck pain may develop from a wide range of causes. Muscle strain from poor lifting may cause back or neck pain that resolves within a few days or weeks.

However, back and neck pain may also develop from conditions that affect the structure of your spine, causing chronic inflammation and pain. These conditions include:

  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis (when a vertebral shifts forward)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica

You may develop these spine conditions from an acute injury, poor posture, or they may develop from the degenerative changes that occur to your spine as you get older. 

What happens during a back and neck pain evaluation?

Your provider at Complete Neurological Care conducts an in-depth clinical evaluation to find the root cause of your back or neck pain. Your evaluation includes a review of your symptoms, physical exam, and diagnostic imaging such as X-rays or CT scans. 

Complete Neurological Care may also perform an electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) to look for nerve damage that might explain your back or neck pain. 

How is back and neck pain treated?

Complete Neurological Care customizes treatment for back and neck pain based on the location, severity, and cause of your discomfort. Treatment options include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Antidepressants
  • Physical therapy
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Trigger point injections
  • Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy
  • Botox® 
  • Facet joint blocks
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Radiofrequency facet joint ablation
  • Sacroiliac joint block

Whenever possible, the experts at Complete Neurological Care begin with a conservative, noninvasive treatment plan. 

For a comprehensive approach to back and neck pain, call Complete Neurological Care, or schedule an appointment online today.