Neck Pain

Sussex Pain Relief Center -  - Pain Management Physician

Sussex Pain Relief Center

Pain Management Physicians located in Georgetown, DE & Lewes, DE

It’s not unusual to have mild neck pain or a stiff neck from time-to-time, but if you have chronic neck pain that makes daily activities difficult, you could have a serious issue like a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, whiplash, or an unhealed fracture. At Sussex Pain Relief Center, Manonmani Antony, MD, DABA, DABIPP, and the highly trained group of interventional pain management specialists use today’s most innovative approaches to end your neck pain and get your life back. Call the office nearest you in Georgetown or Lewes, Delaware, or click the online appointment button now.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes ongoing neck pain?

There are many possible causes of ongoing (chronic) neck pain, including both injury and disease. Some of the most common reasons for chronic neck pain can include diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis.

Damaged discs, whether from a rupture sustained in an accident (herniated disc) or from age-related wear (degenerative disc disease or spondylosis) are also a common cause of neck pain. 

Perhaps the most common reason for sudden neck pain is whiplash, a soft tissue injury typically sustained in an auto accident. In whiplash, rapid back-and-forth movement during impact leads to neck stiffness, pain, and range-of-motion problems. If your whiplash injury isn't treated, it may not heal on its own, and could, therefore, become a chronic neck pain problem that lasts for years or even a lifetime.

How do you treat neck pain?

Sussex Pain Relief Center offers dozens of different cutting-edge neck pain treatments. Your treatment is customized just for you, but some common approaches include:

  • Epidural injections
  • Joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Bursa injections
  • Spinal nerve injections (selective nerve root injections)
  • Facet joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Intervertebral procedures like discography
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Sympathetic nerve ablation
  • Neuromodulation including dorsal root ganglion and spinal cord stimulation
  • Vertebral interventions for compression fractures

The Sussex Pain Relief Center team typically starts with the most conservative neck pain management approach possible. This may include injections like facet joint or bursa injections, along with other prescribed pain management. 

If injections don’t help, your Sussex Pain Relief Center providers may recommend other evidence-based, minimally invasive procedures like radiofrequency ablation or a spinal cord stimulator. 

The procedures are just part of the relief, though. The Sussex Pain Relief Center team promotes lifestyle interventions, and they can teach you how to develop new habits, set goals, and learn to live pain-free with fewer opioids (or even move away from opioid usage completely). 

Through the pain management program, you make sustainable changes that lead you to a new life without pain.

What can I expect during my first appointment for neck pain?

During your first appointment at Sussex Pain Relief Center, the interventional pain management specialists perform a comprehensive evaluation including a medical exam and history. Your specialists ask about your pain, your history with pain treatments, and any current medications. 

You get the chance to ask questions as the specialists design an individualized treatment plan. Then, you can schedule procedures, physical therapy, and any other recommended care to get started with your pain relief right away.

Book your appointment for neck pain treatment in Georgetown and Lewes, Delaware, by phone or through online scheduling now.