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Cervical Back Pain, Treated by Top Pain Management Doctors in Casa Grande, Chandler, Glendale, and Scottsdale



  • Overview

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    The cervical spine is composed of the first ten vertebra of the spine and is responsible for supporting the head, allowing for movement and rotation of the neck. The cervical spine allows for a rotating movement of 180 degrees, a flexing movement of 90 degrees, and a tilting movement of 120 degrees, which makes the neck vulnerable to sprain or injury.  Cervical back pain or neck pain is also commonly referred to as Cervicalgia.

    Facts

    • Most individuals will experience neck pain at some point during their lives
    • 10% of the world’s population experiences neck pain each year
  • Symptoms

    Generally neck pain will fade and disappear with time however if pain is severe or persists a doctor visit is highly recommended.  The following symptoms should not be ignored:

    • Neck stiffness
    • Sharp pain
    • Severe headaches
    • Radiating discomfort/tingling in the arms or hands
  • Diagnosis/Tests

    Diagnostic tests are not usually necessary to confirm the cause of your neck pain however a physical examination will be completed by a physician to assess the severity and duration of your pain, flexibility, and range of motion.

    If your physician suspects that there is a reason to determine the specific cause of your neck pain, an X-ray, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), or a Bone Scan may be ordered.  These tests are done to pinpoint the cause of your neck pain and help with treatment planning. There is a chance however these tests may not determine the cause of your pain however, neck pain can be treated and improved even if the specific cause is unknown.

  • Causes

    Neck pain is generally due to injuries, aging, or poor habits. Common causes of neck pain include:

    • Whiplash
    • Poor Posture
    • Degeneration due to aging
    • Spinal disease i.e. spinal cord compression
  • Treatment Options & Care

    • Acupuncture
    • Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Physical Therapy or Chiropractic Therapy
    • Therapeutic Message
    • Anti-inflammatory medications note: medications should be taken as directed by your doctor

We are still open for our patients. Stay at Home order protects patients’ rights to see their Providers

We are currently working with the Governor’s office to keep patients in pain out of emergency rooms. The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, and changes occur rapidly. Please know, the health and safety of our patients, their families, and team members remains our top priority. At AZ Pain Doctors, we are ensuring the safest possible environment. We take these proactive precautions to protect our patients, team members, and the communities we serve:
  1. We are practicing social distancing by offering virtual appointments. If you wish to be seen in person, we are able to accommodate you.
  2. All people who enter the clinic, including all staff and patients, are screened for coronavirus infection. Anyone with a cough, fever, symptoms of infection or known exposure will not be allowed in the clinic.
  3. We are limiting the number of people who enter our clinic. No one is allowed to accompany you unless you require physical assistance. If you would like a someone to listen to your visit you are welcome to call them and place them on speakerphone.
  4. We are having patients come directly into the exam room. If the exam room isn’t available, patients wait outside of our lobby in alternative places such as your car. We will call you on your cell phone or other number you provide when the room is ready.
  5. As always, we clean every patient room after every patient visit. We are also cleaning high traffic areas frequently.
  6. As always, staff sanitizes their hands immediately before and after working with patients. We do not physically touch patients without a new set of disposable gloves.
  7. We have lengthened our appointment times and limited the number of patients who are seen per day so we can rigorously follow all of these items.
  8. The phone lines are very busy, please be patience while we do our best to call you back within 24 hours. You an also email us directly at callback@azpaindoctors.com or you can text us at (602) 536-9494
Also, we encourage you to take steps to protect yourself and your family. To find out how, we invite you to visit the CDC website - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html