If you had surgery and are still experiencing persistent neck pain after surgery, you can find help at Michigan Pain Specialists. The pain management team offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services at the offices in Ypsilanti and Adrian, Michigan. The providers focus on identifying the root cause of neck pain after surgery, so they can design the right treatment plan to meet your needs. Call the Michigan Pain Specialists office nearest you or book an appointment online today.
As with any surgery, there is a risk you may not experience total relief of pain or other symptoms. When you have spine surgery, especially on your cervical (upper) spine, you may be at increased risk for developing post-surgical neck pain.
Some common neck surgeries that can trigger chronic pain include artificial disc replacement and cervical fusions. While the goals of these surgeries are to relieve pain and improve your neck’s mobility, complications like infection or scar tissue growth can lessen your results.
If you notice your neck pain continues in the months after surgery or if your pain worsens following your procedure, schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the team at Michigan Pain Specialists.
You should also request a consultation if your neck pain spreads down into your shoulders, arms, and hands, or if you experience weakness, numbness, or tingling sensations in these areas.
The providers at Michigan Pain Specialists offer on-site diagnostic imaging tests, including X-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans, to get a closer look at your cervical spine. Once they identify the cause of your pain, your provider customizes a treatment plan to relieve neck pain after surgery.
When over-the-counter medications aren’t effective at relieving chronic neck pain, your provider at Michigan Pain Specialists may recommend prescription medications to reduce inflammation and reduce the severity of your pain.
If oral medicines aren’t working well, you might benefit from cervical epidural steroid injections that contain anti-inflammatories and anesthetics. Injections deliver these medications directly into your spine to provide long-lasting pain relief.
The pain specialists also offer cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy, a minimally invasive procedure that uses radio waves to disable nerve fibers. During this outpatient treatment, your physician targets nerves in your neck that contribute to pain with heat energy. Destroying the nerve fibers interferes with pain signals that travel to your brain.
You don’t have to suffer from persistent neck pain following surgery. Call the Michigan Pain Specialists office nearest you or book an appointment online today.