Neck Pain

Neurosurgery located in Birmingham, AL

Neck Pain services offered in Birmingham, AL

If you develop neck discomfort that causes debilitating problems or ongoing discomfort, see the specialists at Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine in Birmingham, Alabama. The outstanding neurosurgeons offer highly effective neck pain treatments that relieve bothersome symptoms and restore your quality of life. Call the office to learn more about your options, or schedule an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q&A

What is neck pain?

Neck pain is a painful feeling in any part of your neck or upper spine, and can appear due to a disease, injury, or age-related wear. At Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine, the physicians provide comprehensive surgical care for the full spectrum of disorders that cause neck pain to alleviate your discomfort.

What does neck pain feel like?

Neck pain might appear as:

  • Numbness
  • Dull aching
  • Burning
  • Weakness
  • Stabbing discomfort
  • Shooting pain
  • Tingling
  • Reduced mobility
  • Soreness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Radiating discomfort 
  • Tenderness

Neck pain can be long-lasting or come and go and be mild, moderate, or severe. If neck pain causes severe discomfort or doesn’t go away on its own, see an Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine provider for relief. 

What can cause neck pain?

The causes of neck pain may include:

  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal injury
  • Pinched nerve
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Scoliosis
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Muscle strains or sprains
  • Fractures
  • Synovial cyst
  • Arthritis 
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowed spinal canal)
  • Tumors

You might injure your neck in a car accident, by falling down, playing sports, or undergoing trauma. 

The Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine specialists work to find the exact cause of neck discomfort to offer long-lasting pain relief. 

How does my provider diagnose the cause of neck pain?

To pinpoint the source of neck pain, your spine surgeon reviews your lifestyle habits, symptoms, and medical history. They examine your neck and back and may order nerve testing, a CT scan, an MRI, X-rays, or another imaging procedure before tailoring your customized treatment.

How is neck pain treated?

Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine offers the following neck pain treatments:

  • Disc replacement: replacing a spinal disc with an artificial disc
  • Synovial cyst resection: removing a fluid-filled sac from your spine
  • Laminectomy: enlarging your spinal canal
  • Spinal fusion: fusing parts of your spine
  • Injections: injecting medicine into specific tissues to reduce inflammation and pain
  • Radiofrequency ablation: using radiofrequency energy to reduce pain signals
  • Spine revision surgery: surgically repairing spinal irregularities 
  • Spinal cord stimulation: using electrical impulses to reduce pain signals

The exceptional spine surgeons use the most minimally invasive, modern, and robotic techniques to provide superior results and ongoing relief. They are highly skilled in performing spine surgery and use the most cutting-edge technologies and techniques available. 

Call the Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine office or book an appointment online today to schedule a neck pain evaluation.