Neck Pain Specialist

Neck Pain Specialist

Neck Pain services offered in Fair Lawn, NJ

If you have neck pain that doesn’t go away with home remedies, turn to Alliance Spine Associates, LLC in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. The exceptional pain management specialists offer highly effective neck pain treatments to ease discomfort, restore musculoskeletal function, and improve your quality of life. Call the office to schedule an evaluation or book an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What does neck pain feel like?

If you have an injury or disease that affects your neck, spine, or surrounding tissues, you might experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Dull ache
  • Sharp, shooting, or radiating pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning pain
  • Muscle tightness, tension, or soreness
  • Headaches
  • Pain when driving or working at a computer

Your pain might be mild and go away after resting your neck, or it could be severe and linger for a long time and require medical treatment.

What are the common risk factors for neck pain?

Neck pain affects nearly everyone from time to time. Things that increase your risk of neck pain include:

  • Spinal stenosis (narrowed spinal canal)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Herniated discs
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Bone spurs
  • Muscle strains
  • Worn-down joints
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Nerve compression 
  • Poor posture
  • Scoliosis (abnormal spinal curvature)

You could injure your neck or surrounding tissues by playing sports, being in a car accident, lifting something heavy, falling down, or by excessive physical strain.

Ways to reduce the risk of developing neck pain include maintaining good posture, taking frequent breaks when driving or working at a computer, not smoking, and sleeping in a comfortable position. Avoid carrying heavy bags on your shoulder or tucking a phone between your shoulder and ear.

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of my neck pain?

To find out what’s causing neck pain and develop an effective treatment, the Alliance Spine Associates, LLC team asks questions about your lifestyle habits, medical history, and symptoms.

They check your vital signs while completing a physical exam. They could order blood tests, nerve function testing, and imaging (X-rays, ultrasound, a CT scan, or an MRI) to confirm a diagnosis.

How is neck pain treated?

Standard neck pain treatments include:

Home remedies

If you suffer a minor injury, your Alliance Spine Associates, LLC provider will probably recommend using an ice or heat pack, resting your neck, or wearing a neck brace until the injury heals.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy sessions can strengthen painful or damaged tissues. It can speed up healing, reduce pain, and lessen your risk of further neck pain.


The Alliance Spine Associates, LLC team offers several types of injections that relieve neck discomfort and reduce inflammation. Examples include trigger point injections, epidural steroid injections, and other pain-relieving injections. 

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation uses radio waves to heat and destroy painful nerves. Your specialist numbs the treatment area and uses a needle to emit radiofrequency energy into targeted tissues.

Electrical nerve stimulation 

Electrical nerve stimulation uses electrodes placed on your skin to deliver electrical impulses to painful areas.

Spinal cord stimulation

An implantable spinal cord stimulator delivers electrical energy to your spinal cord to reduce pain signals to your brain.


If other treatments haven’t worked, surgery could offer you long-lasting neck pain relief.

Call the Alliance Spine Associates, LLC office or book an evaluation online today to get rid of neck pain and improve your musculoskeletal function.