Neck Pain Specialist

Comprehensive Pain Management Center

Pain Management located in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, & Santa Clarita, CA

Neck pain is common, but if you have severe or chronic neck pain, it may be a sign of an underlying problem with your spine. Comprehensive Pain Management Center in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, and Santa Clarita, California, combines cutting-edge technology with traditional and complementary therapies to help patients get relief from their neck pain. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What is neck pain?

Neck pain is a common pain complaint. Your neck, also known as the cervical spine, is the most flexible part of your spine. It supports the movement and weight of your head. 

The structure and function of your neck make it more vulnerable to injury that causes pain. Neck pain may be acute or chronic.

Acute neck pain

Acute neck pain is pain that lasts less than three months. This type of pain most often results from an injury such as whiplash or poor posture. 

Chronic neck pain

Chronic neck pain means your neck discomfort lasts three or more months. This type of neck pain may occur because of problems affecting the structure and function of your cervical spine. 

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain most often results from an injury or disease that affects one or more parts of your cervical spine, which includes bones, ligaments, discs, muscles, and nerves.

Common causes of neck pain include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Whiplash
  • Cervical spondylosis (arthritis)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Cervical facet syndrome

Many of these neck pain conditions compress or irritate a spinal nerve or your spinal cord, causing pain that radiates from your neck into your head, arms, or upper back. 

How is neck pain diagnosed?

Comprehensive Pain Management Center takes a holistic approach to patient care. When you come in for a neck pain evaluation, your provider performs a thorough exam focusing on your whole-body health, including your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

This approach helps your provider find the root cause of your pain and allows them to create a plan that gives you the best possible outcomes. 

To diagnose the cause of your neck pain, your provider at Comprehensive Pain Management Center performs a physical exam, runs imaging tests, and conducts a neurological exam to assess nerve health.

How is neck pain treated?

Comprehensive Pain Management Center takes an integrative approach to pain management. They combine cutting-edge treatments with traditional and complementary therapies to restore function and ease symptoms.

Treatment for your neck pain may include:

  • Pain-relieving medication
  • Ice or heat
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Posture therapy
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Stress management
  • Biofeedback
  • Epidural injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Nerve injections
  • Acupuncture
  • Regenerative medicine

When it comes to neck pain, no single treatment works for all. Your provider designs a treatment plan that helps you get relief from your neck pain so you can get back to living your life pain-free.

For expert neck pain care, call Comprehensive Pain Management Center or book an appointment online today.