Silicon Valley Pain Management -  - Pain Management Specialist

Asmina Khan, MD

Pain Management Specialist & Anesthesiologist located in San Jose, CA

Neck Pain Specialist

Neck pain can be more than a minor annoyance, it can make it hard to turn your head. Dr. Khan of Silicon Valley Pain Management uses a variety of treatment options to provide effective relief for neck pain to patients in San Jose, California.

Neck Pain Q & A

How is neck pain caused?

Because the neck must bear the weight of the human head, it has to remain flexible. This can also make it prone to injury. One of the causes of neck pain is the result of a pinched nerve. This happens when the vertebrae shift out of alignment, causing them to push down on the nerves and producing pain in the neck.

Vertebrae can shift out of alignment from:

  • Sleeping wrong
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated disc
  • Spondylosis
  • Biomechanical or Postural Pain
  • Your neck being stuck in an awkward position for long periods of time.
  • Your neck being forced beyond its normal range of motion.

Can neck pain can be prevented?

Some of the most common reasons neck pain occurs can be avoided by using a few simple techniques. These include:

  • Using a firm pillow when you sleep
  • Sleeping on your side or on your back
  • Maintaining good posture when your sit or stand
  • Moving your computer monitor to eye level
  • Getting regular exercise to maintain proper movement in your neck

When should I visit a doctor for neck pain?

Neck pain is a common disturbance but if the pain begins to interrupt your day-to-day activities, a doctor’s care may be necessary. You should visit Silicon Valley Pain Management for neck pain if:

  • Your neck pain or stiffness does not improve after a few days
  • You cannot turn your head without severe neck pain
  • You take over-the-counter medications to treat pain
  • You’re worried that your neck pain may have a serious cause
  • You feel numbness or tingling in your hands or wrists
  • Your neck pain started within a few days of a car accident

Treatment will vary based on your condition. Treatments for neck pain include medical acupuncture, dry needling and variety of pain injections such as cervical epidural steroid injection, trigger point injections, Botox trigger point injection, medical branch block, rhizotomy or radio-frequency lesioning.

We Accept Insurance

We accept Medicare, Insurance PPO Plans, and Workers' Compensation. We also have an option for self-pay for services for patients without insurance . Please call our office if you have any questions.

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Silicon Valley Pain Management
4986 Cherry Avenue
San Jose, CA 95118
Phone: 408-645-6760
Fax: (408) 384-5121
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