Neck Pain Specialist

Innovation Spine Medical

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Physical Therapy located in Malverne, NY & Queens, NY

Neck pain affects 14% of adults, and for nearly half of them, the pain becomes a chronic problem that affects their daily life. At Innovation Spine Medical in New York, Dmitriy Fuzaylov, MD, and Ronald Michelli, DC, create an integrative treatment plan that eases your pain using therapies from chiropractic care and interventional, regenerative, and traditional Chinese medicine. Don’t wait to get help for neck pain. Call the Long Island office in Malverne or the New Rego Park office in Queens, or schedule an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Athletic activities and auto injuries cause many cases of neck pain, but you don’t need to suffer an acute injury or whiplash to end up with a neck problem.

Daily wear and tear also takes a toll on your neck. Going through the day with poor posture or frequently bending your head to use electronic devices commonly causes neck strain.

As you get older, your neck pain often develops due to degenerative conditions such as:

  • Herniated discs
  • Slipped vertebrae
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Thickened ligaments
  • Bone spurs

Any problem that affects your neck (cervical spine) has the potential to throw the vertebrae out of alignment or pinch the spinal nerves, a condition called cervical radiculopathy.

What symptoms accompany neck pain?

Neck pain is usually accompanied by a stiff neck and limited movement. You may also experience muscle knots (trigger points), headaches, and dizziness.

Pinched cervical nerves often cause symptoms in your arm, including pain, a tingling or burning sensation, and in some cases, numbness.

How is neck pain treated?

Innovation Spine Medical offers a wide range of integrative services. Your provider creates a customized treatment plan that may include one or more of the following:

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care includes a vast range of therapeutic techniques. A few examples include spinal adjustments, joint mobilization, or spinal decompression using Cox® Technic flexion distraction.

Interventional medicine

Interventional medicine also encompasses many types of treatment, such as epidural spinal injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, and joint injections. These treatments target the source of your pain, including inflamed nerves and the nerves relaying pain messages to your brain.

Regenerative medicine

Innovation Spine Medical offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and prolotherapy injections. Both ease your pain by accelerating your body’s natural healing process.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy uses exercise and other modalities like ultrasound and electrical stimulation to increase circulation, reduce inflammation, build muscle strength, enhance your range of motion, and restore optimal function.

Acupuncture

When your provider inserts acupuncture needles into precisely targeted areas of your body, the needles restore your body’s natural energy pathways, boost circulation, relax muscles, and stimulate the release of biochemicals that ease pain and promote healing.

Massage

Massage uses manual techniques, ranging from gentle massage to deep-tissue massage. Your massage therapy relieves tension, relaxes muscles, improves movement, and eases pain.

If you need relief from neck pain, call Innovation Spine Medical or book an appointment online today.