Neck Pain Specialist

Mikhail Solomonov, MD -  - Pain Management Specialist

Pain Management and Anesthesiology of NJ

Mikhail Solomonov, MD

Pain Management Specialist located in Cedar Knolls, NJ

Whether you’re suffering whiplash as the result of a fender bender or just slept in an awkward position, neck pain can prevent you from going about your daily activities. At Pain Management and Anesthesiology of NJ, located in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, Dr. Mikhail Solomonov brings 15 years of experience to alleviating neck pain for patients throughout the Tri State Area. Call or make an appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Several conditions and injuries cause neck pain. Your neck consists of seven cervical vertebrae and the muscles and tendons that support them. These vertebrae not only allow you to move your head, but also protect the spinal nerves that travel from your spinal cord to your arms.  

Neck pain is caused by muscle or tendon strain as well as compression of the nerves that pass through. Whiplash, for example, is a common injury that strains the muscles of the neck. Conditions like arthritis and herniated discs can also cause neck pain.

Poor posture is one of the leading causes of neck pain. In particular, the modern habit of spending hours with your head tilted down to look at your smartphone or tablet puts a significant amount of strain on your neck.

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury commonly caused by auto collisions. These accidents force your head to jerk forward and back very rapidly which can cause significant strain on the ligaments, muscles, and tendons in your neck. Whiplash causes pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility, and when left untreated, it can lead to long-term pain and potential disability.  

What is text neck?

Text neck is the name of the pain and stiffness caused by spending too much time looking down at your phone. This condition causes pain and stiffness in the neck but can lead to tight, sore muscles in the back and shoulders and can also contribute to headaches.  

How is neck pain treated?

Patients at Pain Management and Anesthesiology of NJ have access to a variety of innovative treatments for neck pain while under Dr. Solomonov’s care. After a comprehensive diagnostic exam, he’ll recommend a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs. Treatment may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Epidural injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments

When effective treatment is readily available, why put up with pain that prevents you from enjoying life and participating in your normal activities? If you experience chronic neck pain or have recently sustained an injury to your neck that’s causing pain, make an appointment with Dr. Solomonov today.