Neck Pain


Sarosh Saleemi, MD -  - Pain Management

Interventional Pain Associates

Sarosh Saleemi, MD

Pain Management located in Austin, TX

Your neck has many important jobs, like stabilizing your head and keeping your spine in alignment. Injury, poor posture, or chronic health conditions can all cause neck pain, which can sometimes radiate down your back or into your arms. To find relief for neck pain, visit Dr. Sarosh Saleemi at Interventional Pain Associates in Austin, Texas. With a board-certified pain specialist team, you can get your symptoms under control and end your neck pain for good.

Neck Pain
 Q & A

What causes neck pain?

A common cause of neck pain is major traumas. In the case of whiplash, for example, the neck is thrust back and forth violently, which can injure the neck and create long-term problems.

Postural issues or overuse can also cause neck pain. People who spend years working in front of computers or doing labor-intensive construction, for example, might develop chronic neck pain.

In other cases, neck pain can develop due to an underlying medical condition, like fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, a herniated disc, tension headaches, or a TMJ disorder. Stress can also make symptoms of neck pain worse.

If your neck is injured and you don’t treat it, the pain can worsen over time.

When should I seek medical care for neck pain?

It’s not necessary to live with acute or chronic neck pain, and there are certain cases where it’s best to seek medical care. Call the office today if you’re experiencing:

  • Severe pain following an injury or auto accident
  • Pain that radiates down the arms and legs
  • Numbness or weakness in your arms or legs
  • Pain accompanied by headaches

If you’ve been living with neck pain and it hasn’t responded to other types of treatment, the expert team at Interventional Pain Associates can help.

How is neck pain treated?

The cornerstone of Dr. Saleemi’s approach to care is compassion and understanding. Your treatment starts with a comprehensive evaluation and conversation to discuss your symptoms, your health history, and your goals. Dr. Saleemi uses a “whole person” approach, customizing your care to support your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Some of the common treatment methods she uses at Interventional Pain Associates include:

  • Interventional procedures: pain management techniques like steroid therapy, spinal cord stimulation, anesthetic medicine injections, or drug delivery systems to a specific area of the body
  • Physical therapy: stretching exercises, massage, laser therapy, or microcurrent stimulation to help reduce pain and improve movement
  • Medication management: using specific medications in the right dosage to help support your overall healing process

 

Since all of your treatments are carried out in the same place, you can expect the most comprehensive, efficient care possible.

To end neck pain for good, book an appointment with Dr. Saleemi today by calling the office or using the easy online scheduler.