Cervical Neck Pain Treatments

Cervical Neck Pain Treatments in Northern New Jersey

If you recently sustained a neck injury or are struggling with another cervical condition, place your trust in Dr. Thomas Ragukonis at Bergen Pain Management. With convenient locations in Paramus, West New York, and Union, we serve patients from across Northern New Jersey with the latest treatments for cervical sprains, whiplash injuries, cervical facet syndrome, and other conditions, helping them regain their quality of life.

Woman sitting in bed suffering from neck pain

Cervical Pain Conditions We Treat

Conditions that impact your neck may affect the rest of your body as well, making it imperative to seek treatment with Dr. Ragukonis as soon as you experience concerning symptoms. He specializes in identifying and diagnosing a variety of cervical pain conditions, including:

  • Bulging and slippeddiscs: When one of your vertebral discs bulges or slips out of place, it may put painful pressure on spinal nerves and their branches.
  • Herniated disc: Herniation occurs when the disc wall ruptures, allowing the disc’s jelly-like center to leak outward and compress nerves nearby.
  • Degenerative disc disease: This age-related condition occurs when vertebral discs lose their flexibility, becoming brittle and prone to tearing.
  • Cervical degenerative joint disease: The cartilage in your spine breaks down as it ages, causing pain, stiffness, and bone spurs.
  • Cervical radiculopathy: This term refers to any condition that irritates cervical nerves. Radiculopathy often causes pain, numbness, or weakness in the arms.
  • Cervical facet syndrome: Facet joints allow your neck to twist and turn without toppling. This condition, known as CFS, results when these joints grow stiff, painful, or weak.
  • Cervical sprain: This occurs when one of your neck’s many supportive ligaments is suddenly stretched, stressed, or torn.
  • Cervical whiplash: When your neck is suddenly forced backward and then forward, the sudden strain can cause long-lasting pain, stiffness, and instability.
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS): This condition is the result of nerve damage, causing false or disproportionate pain signals long after an injury has healed.
  • Failed neck surgery syndrome (FNSS): If you’re living with the outcomes of unsuccessful neck surgery, Dr. Ragukonis will assess and address the remaining damage.
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD): Like CRPS, this condition results from nerve damage. It often impacts organ function, including blood pressure and heart rate.
  • Stinger: A stinger occurs when the neck is stressed or compressed due to an impact, getting its name from the stinging or burning pain it causes.

Diagnosis and Treatment

To help patients achieve a full recovery, Bergen Pain Management takes a personalized approach to treatment, working with you to select a treatment path that offers the best possible outcomes. Dr. Ragukonis will first utilize diagnostic testing, such as X-ray or discography, to pinpoint the cause of your cervical pain. Then, he may recommend one or more of the following cutting-edge treatment options:

Injections

Stimulators and Blocks

Surgical Procedures


Find Solutions for Cervical Neck Pain

If you or a loved one has been struggling with neck pain due to a whiplash injury, cervical sprain, or another condition, call upon NJ Top Doc, Dr. Ragukonis, at Bergen Pain Management. We provide trusted, compassionate care to patients across Northern New Jersey, with locations in Paramus, West New York, and Union. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.