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Custom Pain Management Plans from Gramercy Pain Center

Gramercy Pain Center offers interventional pain medicine treatment plans customized to each patient’s needs. Whether you’re recuperating from an injury, recovering from major surgery, or trying to adapt to a chronic condition, our state-of-the-art facilities and our team of experienced and compassionate providers can help you relieve your pain. By minimizing the effects that cervical spondylosis has on your day-to-day living, you can improve the quality of your life with reduced frequency, duration, and intensity of your neck pain.

Your neck plays an essential role in your mobility, and neck pain caused by various types of arthritis can result in a number of painful symptoms that can spread to your head, shoulders, arms, and other areas in your upper body. This can affect your ability to perform daily tasks like driving or exercising, which can be debilitating to your lifestyle.

If you’re experiencing neck pain and other symptoms of neck arthritis, schedule an appointment with a neck specialist in any of our locations. Our team will diagnose your condition and help you take steps to adapt to your condition and prevent it from worsening.

Understanding Neck Arthritis

Your neck’s joints consist of soft tissues, cartilage, and fluids that cushion joint movement. Over time, most older adults’ joint tissues will start to degenerate from the regular wear and tear brought by aging. It can also damage or wear out faster because of factors like injuries, overuse through strenuous activities, and obesity.

There are different types of neck arthritis (cervical spondylosis), but the most common type that affects the neck is called osteoarthritis, which is when your neck joint cartilage reaches a certain level of wear. When this happens, you don’t have tissue protecting your spinal discs and joints from the friction caused by movement. This can result in chronic pain when you move your neck as the worn cartilage, discs, and other tissues rub against each other.

Currently, there’s no cure for any other form of arthritis. Treatment for neck arthritis is meant to manage chronic pain, prevent your neck joints from worsening, and help you adapt your condition to maintain or improve your quality of life.

Types of Neck Arthritis

There are three types of neck arthritis that you can develop: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and spondyloarthritis.

The most common type, cervical osteoarthritis, happens when the cartilage padding the cervical discs in your spine that make up your neck degenerates, causing the discs to rub against each other and trigger chronic joint pain and inflammation when moving their neck. This is most commonly caused by aging and is more frequently seen in older adults, but it can also affect those who overuse their neck joints (such as athletes, drivers, and those whose profession requires them to move their necks more often), overweight individuals, and people who have experienced neck injuries.

People with rheumatoid arthritis are those with an autoimmune disease. When this occurs, your body’s immune system mistakes your cartilage tissue as a foreign cell, causing your white blood cells to attack and damage your cartilage. This can take several years to develop, and if left untreated, the condition of your neck joints can worsen and lead to symptoms like chronic arthritis pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness.

Spondyloarthritis is a special type of arthritis that affects the spinal cord and its connected joints. There are different types of this condition, and while some types of neck spondyloarthritis can be attributed to conditions like psoriasis, other forms don’t have an exact cause. However, patients can feel pain, inflammation, and other debilitating symptoms around their neck and the rest of the joints attached to their spinal cord.

Effective Integrated Treatments from a Neck Arthritis Specialist

At Gramercy Pain Center, we tailor your treatment plan based on the type of neck arthritis you’re experiencing, the severity of your symptoms, the degree of joint damage, your lifestyle and profession, and all the other factors that can affect your ability to adapt to your condition.

We take an integrated approach to care and pain management. Using the highest standards of service and the latest practices in our industry, we can use different minimally invasive pain management methods to help you manage your condition. Some of the treatments we offer to manage your pain include:

  • Steroid injections
  • Nerve block treatments
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Hyaluronic injections
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Cryoablation
  • Physical therapy

Depending on factors like the severity of your condition and your lifestyle, not all treatments have the same level of pain relief for all our patients. Schedule your initial consultation with us to discuss your custom treatment plan in better detail.

Let Gramercy Pain Center Be Your Partner in Pain Management

At Gramercy Pain Center, we understand the debilitating effects chronic pain can have on your lifestyle and quality of life. Neck pain can hinder your ability to perform everyday actions like driving, exercising, or leading an active lifestyle. With our treatment plans developed by an experienced neck arthritis specialist, we can take steps to stop your condition from worsening while helping you manage your condition.

We use an integrated approach to reducing and managing pain. Our staff is caring and compassionate about our patients and can provide the highest level of service you need to get back on track to living an independent, pain-free life.

FAQs About Neck Arthritis and Pain Management

Q: What’s the prognosis for patients with neck arthritis?

A: Arthritis isn’t a curable condition, but seeking treatment is the first step to prevent your condition from getting worse. Our patients go on to live their best lives unhindered by pain as they’ve adapted to their condition with our custom pain management plans. It’s very rare that a patient with neck arthritis has resorted to surgical options.

Q: What’s the process of developing pain management plans for my condition?

A: Schedule an initial consultation through our website or by contacting your nearest Gramercy Pain Center location. First, you’ll undergo a comprehensive arthritis pain evaluation to find the root cause of your pain. We may also run tests like blood work, diagnostic imaging, and physical exams. Our team will then develop an effective treatment plan based on your symptoms, medical history, and the severity of your condition.

Q: Is surgery a potential option for managing the pain for neck arthritis?

A: Surgery is usually a last resort for when all forms of non-surgical treatment are ineffective at managing your condition. If all our options for managing your neck pain haven’t provided you with pain relief, our doctors can refer you to a surgeon to discuss potential joint replacement surgery.

Seek Effective Pain Relief from Neck Arthritis from Gramercy Pain Center

You don’t have to live with debilitating neck pain when you can have a team of professionals provide you with effective pain management solutions. Gramercy Pain Center can help you reclaim your lifestyle and live to the fullest with your own custom treatment plans. Take the first step towards long-term pain relief by contacting us today or book your appointment online to take the first step towards long-term pain relief.