If you are suffering from neck pain that will not go away on its own, an appointment with a one of the Spine Specialist at New Jersey Spinal Medicine and Surgery in Glen Rock and Maywood, NJ might be the first step to finding a pain solution. Because orthopedic spine specialists specialize in identifying and treating the causes of pain, they are able to make accurate diagnoses and come up with treatment plans that meet the needs of each individual patient.
Sign #1: A primary care physician has not been able to help your neck pain
Patients with neck pain typically see primary care physicians before seeing an orthopedic spine specialist. Primary care physicians are able to provide many patients with substantial, long-lasting pain relief. However, a primary care physician may not have the experience or resources needed to treat complicated cases of neck pain. Most primary care physicians will refer a patient to orthopedic spine specialist if standard treatment options produce little to no results or if neck pain increases in severity.
Sign #2: Your neck pain is chronic
Chronic pain is pain that lasts for twelve or more weeks. The causes of chronic pain can be complex. Often times, chronic pain will present in various forms. Aching, throbbing, burning and shooting pains are the most common. Additional symptoms that may accompany chronic pain include the following:
- Feelings of lethargy
- Mood changes
- Loss of appetite
Our Orthopedic Spine Specialists have the training, qualifications, and experience needed to diagnose and treat chronic pain.
Sign #3: You are interested in minimally invasive treatment options for your neck pain
Our Orthopedic Spine Specialists specialize in performing minimally invasive procedures to eliminate neck pain. Patients who are interested in minimally invasive treatment options are encouraged to make an appointment at our Glen Rock or Maywood, NJ office.
The spine specialists at New Jersey Spinal Medicine and Surgery treat conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine using both non-surgical and surgical modalities. New Jersey Spinal Medicine and Surgery is led by Dr. Dante Implicito and Dr. John Koerner. Both physicians have extensive training and experience in the utilization of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery techniques as well as non-surgical techniques. Our doctors are regarded as New Jersey’s leading experts in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
Once your condition has been evaluated and diagnosed, a treatment plan will be made and you’ll be given all the information you need to make a decision that’s right for you. Remember, the road to recovery starts when you walk through our doors.