Neck Pain

Ignorance is definitely not bliss and hence not recommended

Neck pain is a condition that could be attributed to many causes and often it is virtually impossible to identify the exact cause of pain. Reasons for neck pain could range from road traffic accident, fall and trauma to minor disc bulges or arthritis in facet joints. These usually heal quickly through simple treatment methodology involving painkillers, rest and physiotherapy. However, at times neck pain could also occur due to some rare but serious reasons like infection, large disc bulges compressing spinal cord, vertebral fracture or tumour and these require more attention.

Being a specialist I determine the treatment option only after having assessed and examined you, having delved into your medical history and conducting further investigation if necessary. Preferred treatment option or a treatment plan is chalked out depending on the diagnosis and its duration could range from a few days to several months. Injection treatments in pain clinic are more likely to help if the pain is localised rather than diffused over a larger area..

Treatment Methodology

As a specialist in chronic pain treatment, following are the steps which I follow with my patients with neck pain -
  • Determining if your condition is chronic pain on basis of thorough assessment
  • Explanation of most likely cause of your pain and likely long term outcome
  • Investigations if required including MRI scan
  • Listing out possible treatment options
  • Striking a balance between minimal and advanced procedures for alleviating pain
  • Prescribing appropriate pain killers as per your chronic pain condition
  • Plan may include -

    • Physiotherapy

    • Myofascial trigger point injections

    • Diagnostic cervical facet joint injections

    • Facet joint radiofrequency denervation

    • Pain Management Programme (to improve self-management of pain)

  • Using state-of-the-art equipment, facility and highly skilled and passionate team