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Neck Pain Specialist

Daniel Loder, MD

Pain Management & Orthobiologic Treatment located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA, & Torrance, CA

Neck pain affects 10-20% of adults, where it’s one of the top causes of disability. When your neck pain persists despite conservative medical care, Daniel Loder, MD, and his team safely alleviate your pain using advanced interventional and regenerative therapies that target the underlying cause. Don’t put up with neck pain. Call one of the Los Angeles area offices in Beverly Hills, Torrance, or Manhattan Beach, California, or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment and learn more about your treatment options.

Neck Pain

What causes neck pain?

Everyday activities often lead to sprains and strains that stretch or tear the ligaments and muscles supporting the neck. Damage to the soft tissues also occurs due to traumatic injuries such as a car accident and sports injuries.  

Over the years, age-related degeneration develops, causing painful conditions such as:

  • Bone spurs
  • Herniated discs
  • Facet joint arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Thickened ligaments
  • Degenerative disc disease

These conditions often cause neck pain when they pinch the spinal nerves.

What symptoms develop, in addition to neck pain?

Neck pain nearly always leads to limited movement. Pinched nerves also cause pain, tingling, or burning sensations along the nerve. As a result, your symptoms may radiate through your shoulders and down one or both arms.

In some cases, you may experience numbness or muscle weakness in your arms. Compressed nerves in your neck may also affect your ability to use your hands.

How do pain medicine specialists treat neck pain?

When your pain doesn’t improve with conservative treatment, the Daniel Loder, MD, team may recommend one of the following therapeutic options:

Facet joint injections

A facet joint injection contains a local anesthetic and steroid medication. The anesthetic provides quick but temporary pain relief, while the steroid delivers longer-lasting results by reducing inflammation.

Epidural steroid injections

This treatment targets inflamed nerves by injecting steroids and a local anesthetic into the epidural space. The epidural space runs along your spine, allowing your provider to inject the medication next to the targeted nerve.

Radiofrequency ablation

After performing a nerve block to identify the exact nerve responsible for sending pain signals to your brain, your provider may perform a radiofrequency ablation to produce longer-lasting pain relief.

Radiofrequency energy creates a wound on the targeted nerve, and the wound blocks pain signals. As a result, you may experience pain relief for nine months or longer, depending on how quickly the nerve regenerates.

Spinal cord stimulation

If you’re a good candidate for spinal cord stimulation, your provider implants a device that sends a mild electrical impulse into specific nerves in your spine. The impulse stops nerves from sending pain signals to your brain.

Orthobiologic treatments

Orthobiologic treatments naturally accelerate healing, and Orthobiologic treatments self-replicate to produce the new tissues needed to repair injuries. Your provider injects these regenerative cells at the site of damaged tissues such as a herniated disc.

Don’t keep struggling with neck pain. Call Daniel Loder, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.