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Neck Pain Specialist

Lynx Healthcare

Pain Management Practice located in Albuquerque, NM

Neck pain affects more than 14% of American adults. If stiffness, reduced range of motion, or neck discomfort prevents you from enjoying life to its fullest, you can turn to board-certified pain management specialists at Lynx Healthcare in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They offer a variety of neck pain treatments to help you feel better quickly. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today for neck pain relief.

Neck Pain Q & A

What does neck pain feel like?

Neck pain is often debilitating. It can affect your job, driving, workouts, and overall quality of life. If you suffer from neck discomfort, you might notice the following symptoms:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Soreness
  • Pain with movement
  • Stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Dull, aching pain
  • Sharp or shooting pain

Neck pain might be mild and go away on its own, or severe and debilitating. It can come and go or last long-term. The Lynx Healthcare team can help you find neck pain relief.

What are neck pain risk factors?

You might experience neck discomfort because of worn-down joints, arthritis, muscle strains, other injuries, or nerve compression. Neck pain might result after an automobile accident, sports injury, lifting something heavy, or working at a computer or driving for long periods.

How is neck pain diagnosed?

To diagnose neck pain and its root cause, the team at Lynx Healthcare reviews your symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical examination and might recommend you undergo blood tests, nerve conduction studies, X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs to figure out which neck pain treatment is best for you.

What are common neck pain treatments?

Lynx Healthcare develops an individualized treatment plan based on the type and severity of your neck pain. Your plan might include:

Home remedies

Home remedies can reduce neck pain over time and prevent future discomfort. Examples include using good posture, adjusting your computer desk and chair properly, not carrying heavy items on your shoulder, getting regular exercise, not smoking, and sleeping in a comfortable position. You may need to wear a neck brace to limit movement in your neck.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy can relieve neck pain without further treatment. The team helps you complete stretches and strengthening exercises, and lets you know which to complete at home between sessions.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP injections contain growth factors sourced from your blood. These platelets stimulate your body’s natural ability to heal and regenerate new tissues.

Trigger point injections

Trigger point injections contain steroids and anesthetic. The team at Lynx Healthcare can inject them into painful knotted muscles near your neck.

Facet joint injections

Facet joint injections also contain anesthetic and steroids. The team injects them into your cervical spine to optimize comfort.

Spinal cord stimulation

With spinal cord stimulation, Lynx Healthcare implants a stimulator device beneath your skin. It sends electrical currents to your spinal cord to block pain signals.

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure in which the team uses radiofrequency energy to heat nerves and block pain signals.

Don’t let chronic neck pain prevent you from enjoying the activities you love. Schedule a consultation with Lynx Healthcare by phone or online for relief today.