I have neck pain and have tried physical therapy but nothing helps. Next steps?

Spinal injection. The most important aspect of fixing anything is knowing specifically what is wrong. To DX spine pain, neither the history, physical exam or MRI can definitively reveal the cause of pain. The most specific method is to anesthetize the purported pain generator (the structure the doctor thinks is causing the pain), and ask the patient if the pain was eliminated. If positive f/b long-term treatment.
Neck pain. If you have tried and failed conservative treatments then the next step is imaging studies. Your treating physician will make a determination on this.

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I have neck pain really bad, all the time from an accident. Physical therapy doesn't help. Nothing does. Is there surgery available? What to do?!

Try alternatives. Before trying to do surgery i would recommend seeing a chiropractor and if that doesn't work try doing yoga. I would try all of your alternatives before doing surgery. Read more...
No simple answer. Neck pain from an accident can have multiple potential causes. Pt is a great place to get started, but there are plenty of other conservative treatments to consider. Surgery for neck pain without any spinal instability is very ineffective. I would ask to be evaluated by a spine/pain specialists to discuss the situation and treatment options. Read more...
Varies. It really depends on the specific diagnosis for your condition. Yes, some painful conditions can have a fairly simple surgical solution and others really do not. Make sure you discuss with your physician getting down to the very specific nature of your problem, and at that time specific treatment options can be discussed. Read more...

What kind of exercises / treatment is involved in physiotherapy / physical therapy for neck pain?

Neck pain. 1. Temperature modality used to relax muscle and decrease pain. Electric stimulants, tens unit use and altrasound application belong to this. 2. Passive range of motion, including cervical stretch as tolerate to relax muscle and decrease the nerve root irritation. 3. Neck muscle strengthening exercise with cautions of not causing more pain. Read more...

Daughter 17yr, getting chronic neck pain for past 6mon, vit d was 10, and now 50, still gets pain and does physical therapy. Any underlying problem?

Seek Spine Physician. Although your daughter may be young, if she is active in sports, cheerleading or gymnastics there may be a chronic injury she is dealing with. I have seen a few 14-18 yr olds who are athletes at young age and evaluation of their spine reveals a lot of pathology you would expect later in life. Typically kids bounce back very quickly and conservative care is always best and works 95% of the time. Read more...

Other than physical therapy and stretches, what else can I do for chronic neck pain? It causes neck stiffness, numbess/tingling and pain.

Decompression . Cervical decompression may be an option. This type of treatment involves slight relief of pressure of spine as the neck is lifted gently upward away from shoulders. Done by gravity decompression (inversion table), mechanical decompression (cervical spine home decompression), and manual decompression (pt). Consult md prior to using this modality. Read more...

Neck pain & stiffness for the past few months. Doc prescribed physical therapy, not helping. Jaw feels odd, heat & pressure in neck? Can't describe it

TMJ disorders. Tmj disorders is an umbrella term encompassing several pain disorders of the face and jaw; most common is musculoskeletal pain. Symptoms range from headache, jaw pain, neck pain, stiffness, etc. Consult your dentist (or an orofacial pain dentist) and your primary physician. Read more...