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Neck Pain Specialist

Say Goodbye to Neck Pain With Thrive

We know you're already familiar with neck pain and the impact it has on your life if you're reading this. Whether you're suffering from an injury, chronic conditions, or had a recent motor vehicle accident and are experiencing symptoms from whiplash, our team can help. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeon will perform a thorough physical examination to identify the root cause of your pain and exhaust all conservative, non-surgical treatment options available. There's a reason Georgia voted us the best orthopedic practice in 2020, not just because of our top Atlanta neck pain specialists but because we truly care about our patient outcomes.

The neck also referred to as the cervical spine is comprised of seven bones or vertebrae, separated by discs that act as shock absorbers and allow for spine mobility. The cervical spine and all its surrounding muscles and ligaments support your head which weighs the equivalent of a standard size bowling bowl. Your condition is considered acute if it has lasted less than 4 weeks, subacute between 4-12 weeks, and chronic if painful for 3+ months.


Common symptoms include:

  • headache
  • decreased mobility
  • muscle spasms
  • muscle tightness
  • pain that can worsen over time
  • numbness and/or tingling in the arms (feels like pins and needles)

Common Causes

Injury, accidents, lifestyle concerns, and health conditions are all common causes. More specific examples include:

  • whiplash – (i.e. neck pain after an atlanta, ga car accident)
  • nerve compression - Commonly caused by herniated discs, bone spurs, and spinal stenosis.
  • arthritis
  • infections
  • tumor
  • fracture
  • obesity
  • stress
  • incorrect posture
  • repetitive motions
  • poor sleep habits
  • sports injuries
  • fibromyalgia

How to prepare for your visit

We first ask that you bring any previous medical records or imaging you have received that relate to your condition to your initial consultation. Our Atlanta neck pain doctor will ask you a series of questions about your health history. Below are some of the typical questions our specialists will ask you:

  • Approximately when did your pain start?
  • Were you in an accident or injury? Was this a motor vehicle accident, work injury, or sports injury?
  • Are you experiencing any weakness, tingling, or numbness in your hands or arms?
  • Does your neck hurt when you move in a certain way? Similarly, does it feel better when you move it in a certain way?
  • When you cough, does it make your pain worse?

Treatment Options

Like any good orthopedic doctor, we always look to conservative treatment method first, which include:

  • medication such as muscle relaxants
  • chiropractic care
  • physical therapy
  • massage therapy
  • medical equipment such as a neck collar
  • cortisone injection
  • platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection
  • Icing the affected area

Most conditions we see are treated by the conservative methods listed above. In, circumstances where conservative treatment options are exhausted, surgery may be required.

Best Practices for Preventing Neck Pain

  • avoid carrying heavy bags with shoulder straps
  • correct your posture - there are a variety of tools to help improve your posture.
  • regular stretching or yoga classes
  • adjust your desk or chair to keep your computer monitor at eye level.
  • test different pillow types that compliment your sleeping style
  • frequent breaks while working or traveling

Start your recovery, don't delay...

Don't spend another morning waking up with pain again by visiting our Atlanta neck pain specialist today. Our team is available through our website, phone, or email to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to serving you and helping you along your path to recovery.

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