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Neck Pain Specialist

Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics -  - Orthopedics

Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located in Nashville, TN & Franklin, TN

Neck pain happens for various reasons, including cervical spine pressure, nerve inflammation, and spinal tension. No matter where your neck pain starts, the team at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics, with four locations in Nashville and one in Franklin, Tennessee, is ready to help. They offer a variety of treatments to help you feel and function your best. Book through the online scheduler or call the office for an appointment today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain is a common issue for both men and women. In most cases, acute (short-term) neck pain directly results from cervical spine pressure, nerve irritation, or nerve inflammation. 

The exact trigger of the pressure, irritation, or inflammation could be any of the following:

  • Sports injury
  • Auto accidents
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive neck movements
  • Sleeping with your neck in a bad position

If your neck pain continues for more than three months, it's considered chronic. The most common reasons for chronic neck pain are:


  • Herniated disc
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Myelopathy


Whether your neck pain started a few days ago or it's been lingering for years, you deserve relief. Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics offers a variety of solutions for long-term neck pain relief.

What other symptoms go along with neck pain?

In most cases, neck pain isn't the only problem with a neck injury or condition. You will often experience an inhibited range-of-motion, a feeling of general neck stiffness,  or other symptoms like headaches or migraines.


Certain factors can make the neck pain and its related symptoms worse, including inadequate sleep, smoking, and overworking.

How is neck pain diagnosed and treated?

Your Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics provider asks about your symptoms and medical history and carefully examines your neck. It’s important to tell them about any recent injuries, even if they don’t seem related to your neck pain.


Your orthopedic surgeon may order one or more tests, such as an X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. These tests help them pinpoint the cause of your neck pain and develop a personalized treatment plan. 


Neck pain treatment at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics begins with the least invasive options before resorting to surgery. Depending on your needs, treatment may include ice and heat therapy, stretching exercises and physical therapy, or pain medication. You may also need traction or immobilization with a collar that supports your neck.


If your neck pain is severe, or if it persists despite treatment, steroid injections or surgery may be necessary.


Use online scheduling or call to book your neck pain relief appointment at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics today.


 

Our Neck Pain Specialists

Dr. Glattes

 

Dr. Colin Crosby