If you’re suffering from a sports injury or chronic neck pain, Dr. Jeremy Todd of Vatra Spine and Sport, your neck pain specialist in Island Park, NY, provide an effective and personalized approach to pain relief and recovery.
What Is A Neck Pain Specialist?
A neck pain specialist is someone who can diagnose and address pain, injury, and discomfort in the neck. They are trained to address both root causes and symptoms in the musculoskeletal system. This includes the bones, muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments.
When to Visit A Neck Pain Specialist
Most often, people wait to seek care until the pain is so debilitating, they cannot carry out regular activities. However, this typically leads to a longer recovery time. It’s better to seek care as soon after noticing the pain as possible for the best results. At a minimum, you should see a neck pain specialist in Island Park, NY if any of the following are true:
- At-home treatments such as rest, heating pads, or OTC anti-inflammatory or pain relief medications do not help.
- The pain continues for longer than two weeks.
- It’s accompanied by tingling, numbness, or pain that shoots to the shoulders or upper back.
- You can’t carry out basic moves, such as turning your head, walking, and standing.
- You can’t get comfortable enough to rest or sleep.
Treatment Options for Neck Pain
There are many potential treatments for neck pain, depending on the root cause and symptoms. Unfortunately, many patients continue to suffer after they’ve received treatment as the root cause has been misdiagnosed.
At Vatra Spine and Sport, Drs. Jeremy and Anita addresses neck pain in many patients who have received treatments – often from three or more other doctors – that have provided no relief. Most have been living with the pain for six months or more, feeling defeated and hopeless.
Drs. Jeremy and Anita provide a thorough approach, examining your orthopedic, neurological, and functional health. After a comprehensive diagnosis, a treatment plan is devised that typically includes soft tissue manipulation, therapeutic exercise, and other methods to ensure the best results.
If you’re in need of a neck specialist in Island Park, NY, let Drs. Jeremy Todd and Anita Gulic of Vatra Spine and Sport help you find relief. Schedule an appointment by calling (516) 432-2100.