The term “neck pain” refers to a wide range of sensations, pain, and discomfort on the neck and surrounding regions. You may experience neck pain because of a wide range of underlying reasons related to the spine, muscles, vertebrae, nerves, or intervertebral discs. Dr. Ben Salari, the leading spine surgeon in New Jersey, specializes in personalized and comprehensive treatments for the root cause of neck pain in Morristown.

Potential Causes of Neck Pain

  • Behavioral muscle strain because of repetitive actions or active stress — driving, hunching over a computer, playing sports, physical labor, etc.
  • Arthritic changes that lead to stiffness and spinal problems
  • Nerve compression, wherein the nerve roots on the cervical regions are pinched or compressed because of bone spurs or ruptured intervertebral discs
  • Other possible causes — degenerative disc disease, herniated or ruptured discs, facet joint arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and more
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Signs You Need Medical Care:

  • Shooting pains spreading down the shoulders and arms
  • Severe and persistent neck pain that prevents you from sleeping
  • Numbness and tingling sensations in the hands and arms
  • Inability to move your hands and arms properly
  • Changes in your bowels and bladder

Diagnosing Neck Pain

Dr. Salari starts your neck pain treatment journey with a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. He reviews your medical history, notes down your symptoms, and performs a thorough physical examination to narrow down the potential causes of neck pain. Based on his evaluation, he may recommend a range of diagnostic tests, such as CT scans, MRI scans, X-rays, and nerve tests. He curates personalized treatments based on your unique needs for your neck pain in Morristown.

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Neck Pain Treatments

Dr. Salari always starts neck pain treatments with non-surgical and conservative solutions, such as physical therapy and prescription medications. Non-surgical solutions can often resolve the issue, but certain severe conditions may necessitate surgical intervention. However, Dr. Salari specializes in minimally invasive techniques that address the root cause of your spinal problems via small incisions and a minimal recovery period. He will walk you through every stage of your neck pain treatment plan in advance.

Conservation Options:

  • Rest and recovery
  • Keeping the neck elevated
  • Ice packs and moist heat to reduce pain
  • Over-the-counter medications, such as painkillers
  • Prescription medications, such as muscle relaxants
  • Topical creams and patches
  • Physical therapy and exercise
  • Stretching and massage therapy
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Lumbar support braces
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Surgical Options
Non-surgical treatments are often successful at resolving neck pain, but some situations necessitate surgical intervention. If you have degenerative disc disease or disc herniation, for example, the surgeon may remove components of the diseased disc, expand the intervertebral space to alleviate the nerve compression or fuse the surrounding vertebrae together. Dr. Salari selects the ideal minimally invasive techniques to address your goals — most procedures are outpatient and involve minimal downtime.

I had an excellent experience with Dr. Salari. He and all his staff were always pleasant to deal with. He answered all my questions and explained thoroughly what to expect from my procedure. I highly recommend him to everyone I know who has a back or neck issue that they need help with.

Jim O.

Contact Dr. Salari for Neck Pain Treatment

Dr. Behnam Salari is the leading board-certified spine surgeon in New Jersey. He always diagnoses and treats the root cause of your neck pain and other spinal conditions, as opposed to simply alleviating the superficial symptoms. He performs thorough diagnostic tests and curates personalized neck pain treatment options. While he aims to address your problem using non-surgical solutions, some cases may necessitate minimally invasive surgeries.

If you experience the signs and symptoms of neck pain in Morristown, which may include pain and discomfort on the shoulders or head, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Salari at our offices in Morristown, Hackettstown, Sparta, or Randolph in New Jersey.

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