Neck Pain Specialist

Khalique Rehman, MD -  - Chronic Pain

My Pain Clinic

Khalique Rehman, MD

Chronic Pain & Pain Management Physician located in Stockbridge, GA & Norcross, GA

For continuing neck discomfort, patients in suburban Atlanta are encouraged to visit pain management specialist Khalique Rehman, MD, at My Pain Clinic for diagnosis and personalized treatment for a variety of conditions. Dr. Rehman offers effective options such as therapeutic exercises and pain medications at two convenient locations in Stockbridge and Norcross, Georgia. Call or use the online booking tool to make an appointment.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck discomfort correlates with several causes. Usually, unexpected twisting, recurring motions, and overdoing it are guilty of causing pain and swelling. Operating a computer and staring at a monitor or looking down at a surface incessantly can strain the neck and cause discomfort. Neck pain is most frequently caused by:

  • Poor posture
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Trauma or injury
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Joint and bone irregularities
  • Tumors

How is neck pain diagnosed?

Dr. Rehman conducts a thorough exam and takes a health history to inform his diagnosis. He offers a treatment plan based on your symptoms, the possible cause, and how long you’ve experienced the pain. He might also perform specific tests, including:

  • X-rays can unearth arthritis-related diseases, fractures, tumors, herniated discs, the constricting of the area between two spinal bones or of the spinal canal, and an unsteady spinal column.
  • Myelography/CT scanning is another type of X-ray employed to obtain cross-sectional images of the bones and soft tissues.
  • An MRI exhibits the detail of neural (nerve-related) elements as well as concerns with the ligaments and tendons.
  • Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) and electromyography (EMG) are used to detect the nerve causes of numbness and tingling, neck, shoulder, and arm pain.

What treatments are available for neck pain?

Frequently, neck pain is treated with pain relievers, targeted exercises, and worst-case scenario, surgery. Usually, Dr. Rehman creates a treatment program that combines multiple forms of treatment chosen precisely for your individual needs.

Treatment most likely will incorporate pain-relieving medications as well as muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatories. Fractures necessitate special treatment and may dictate the use of a brace and, possibly, surgery.

If persistent neck pain is giving you trouble, call Dr. Rehman at My Pain Clinic or book your appointment online today.