Neck Pain Specialist

North Shore Rehabilitation Associates

Physical Rehabilitation located in Great Neck, NY

Your neck may not look very powerful, but its role in how you make your way through the world is often only understood after neck pain strikes. If you’re plagued by limiting neck pain, Alex Roit, DC, and his team at North Shore Rehab Associates offer a number of treatments that alleviate neck pain and set you up for a future of pain-free movement. If you’re in or around Great Neck, New York, and you’d like a one-stop treatment center for neck pain, call or use the online scheduling tool.

Neck Pain Q & A

What constitutes the neck?

At the core of your neck are seven small vertebrae that make up your cervical spine, which, among other things, provides support and range of motion for your head, which weighs about 10-11 pounds, on average. Aiding in this endeavor are discs, tendons, ligaments, and muscles that all work together to enable you to, quite literally, use your head.

In addition to these enormous responsibilities, your neck is also the main conduit for your central nervous system, connecting your brain to your entire neurological network.

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can come from a number of things, chief among them:

  • Whiplash
  • Strains or sprains
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated cervical disc
  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Certain diseases, like meningitis or cancer

Neck pain may be local, or radiate down your shoulder and arm, depending upon the nature of the problem. Since major nerve roots are located along your cervical spine, any compression of the nerves can cause problems in both your neck and along your upper extremities.

How is neck pain treated?

North Shore Rehab Associates is a multidisciplinary practice that offers a comprehensive suite or treatments geared toward resolving your pain without the need for surgery or harmful medications.

To start, Dr. Roit sits down with you to review your symptoms, and he typically orders diagnostic imaging to take a look at what’s going on inside your neck. Once he identifies the source of your neck pain, he tailors a treatment plan that relieves your pain and sets you up for long-term success.

One of the first stops in many of his treatment plans is chiropractic care to correct any misalignments along your cervical spine. In addition to this treatment, the doctor may also recommend physical therapy, which does wonders for strengthening your neck for better function, while also preventing future issues.

Dr. Roit may also turn to:

  • Cold laser therapy to reduce inflammation
  • Hydromassage
  • Acupuncture
  • Physiotherapies

Rest assured, Dr. Roit and his team leave no stone unturned when it comes to resolving your neck pain.

To find relief from debilitating neck pain, call North Shore Rehab Associates or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.