Neck Pain Specialist

Washington Center for Pain Management

Pain Management located in Bellevue, WA with clinics in the greater Puget Sound area

Every day you rely on your neck to hold your head up, look over your shoulders, and nod, so when pain appears, your movement is limited. If your neck gives you trouble, consult the pain experts at Washington Center for Pain Management in Bellevue, Washington, for revolutionary regenerative therapy and micro-procedures to make you feel like yourself again. Call the office now or use the online booking feature to schedule your first step toward neck pain relief.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

The neck is responsible for supporting the head and allowing it to rotate in different directions, which makes it vulnerable to injury.

Most of the time, neck pain can be attributed to poor posture or sleeping on it wrong. Aside from minor temporary aches, neck pain can also be caused by: 

  • Muscle strain
  • Arthritis
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated disc
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Cervical radiculopathy (nerve compression) 

In rare cases, neck pain is caused by an underlying condition such as meningitis or cancer, so it’s important to see a doctor if your neck pain doesn’t go away.  

Should I see a doctor about my neck pain?

You should see a doctor right away if you experience neck pain after an auto accident, a sports injury, or a fall. Minor neck pain should improve with self-care and rest, but if it doesn’t, you should call the Washington Center for Pain Management.

Other incidences when you should make an appointment include:

  • Your neck pain is severe or worsens, despite self-care
  • Pain doesn’t subside after several days
  • A headache accompanies your neck pain
  • Neck pain or tingling radiates down into the arms or legs

Understandably, neck pain can cause some alarm. However, the practitioners at Washington Center for Pain Management are experts at pain control and can often minimize or eliminate neck pain.

What treatments are available for neck pain?

Treatment depends on the underlying cause of pain and where it originates, so treatment is different for everyone. The providers try to take the most conservative approach that’s effective for you. 

Some of the pain management approaches they may use include:

  • Epidural steroid injections: inject steroids to minimize nerve swelling
  • Nerve blocks: injections of anesthetics to calm nerve activity
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy: injecting your own blood components to promote healing
  • Stem cell therapy: injection of stem cells to regenerate tissues

Many more treatments are also available at the center to address neck pain. Some lifestyle adjustments also complement these treatments to reduce your neck pain, including quitting smoking, postural training, and ergonomic adjustments.

Your doctor can help you find the best path to relief. If you’re dealing with persistent neck pain, it’s time to contact the practice by phoning the office or requesting an appointment online.