Neck Pain

What is neck pain, and how is it treated?

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What Causes Neck Pain?

The most common cause of neck pain is muscle strain or tension due to poor posture or body mechanics.  The good news is that most neck pain will subside on its own after rest and temporary activity modification.

When neck pain does not subside for weeks and interferes with daily activities, it is then known as chronic neck pain

This is when you should seek the expertise of one of the Board Certified Spine Specialists at OrthoNeuro to determine the underlying cause of chronic neck pain. 

Also, it is important to make an appointment if you begin to experience pain, numbness, or tingling in the shoulders, arms, or fingers as this may be a sign of a more serious condition.

Similar to back pain, chronic neck pain can be the result of damage to the spinal discs or vertebrae. This could even lead to conditions usually associated with lower back issues, such as sciatica.

Proper examination and testing from an OrthoNeuro Spine Specialist is the most effective way to determine what is causing pain.

Common causes of chronic neck pain can be the result of underlying conditions, including:


The Spine Team at OrthoNeuro has helped thousands of patients with chronic neck pain return to an active and healthy lifestyle using a variety of treatment options.

How is Neck Pain Treated at OrthoNeuro?

At OrthoNeuro, our multidisciplinary Spine Team consists of Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists, Spine Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, and Physical Therapists – each of whom collaborate to decide the best treatment plan for you based on your unique condition and lifestyle.

At OrthoNeuro, we offer the latest in non-surgical as well as minimally invasive treatment options for chronic neck pain, including:

In most cases, we begin with the most conservative treatment options and only recommend surgery if neck pain does not respond to these conservative treatments.

Make an Appointment with an OrthoNeuro Spine Surgeon Today!

If you have been experiencing chronic neck pain, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Spine Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus. 

We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of treatment is best for you.

Spine Care Specialists

If you live with chronic back or neck pain, contact OrthoNeuro in Columbus, Ohio, for state-of-the-art diagnosis and personalized spine care treatment plans to heal your spine, relieve your pain, and help you get back to your regular activities.

Ying H. Chen, DO, FACOS

Neurosurgeon

Paul H. Eichenseer, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

David K. Kim, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Donald J. Rohl, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Larry Todd, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Mark A. White, DO

Neurosurgeon

Daniel P. Pap, MD

Interventional Pain Specialist

Siddharth Shetgeri, DO

Neurosurgeon

Dustin Reynolds, M.D.

Interventional Pain Management Specialist

“I recently had surgery on my lower back. I had heard that such surgery would result in pain and cause me difficulties in doing ordinary daily tasks but, I experienced no pain and was able to do normal activities at home and at church. Also, being a bee keeper, I was able to work the hives and extract the honey from most of the hives”

James B.

Patient