Neck Pain Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

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Why Does My Neck Hurt?


Anything from bad posture to injuries to herniated discs can cause neck pain. In most cases, it’s a combination of many factors. Whether it’s acute, chronic, or degenerative, there are many treatments and lifestyle changes to help you live pain-free.


Pain in your neck can have many different causes. Here are some of the most common


Find out the common signs and symptoms of neck pain.


Learn about the different treatment options for neck pain


There are many causes for neck pain, but the majority result from:

  • Joint damage
  • Pinched nerve
  • Muscle dysfunction
  • Poor posture
  • Bad sleep habits
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Infectious disease
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When your neck is achy and stiff, little things like backing out of the driveway, using your phone, and concentrating on work become difficult.

Symptoms of neck pain can vary depending on the cause of your pain and the severity of your injury. Common symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Lack of mobility
  • Muscle tightness
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
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Treatment will depend on the type of neck pain. 

Whether the pain comes and goes or sticks around “all day, everyday,” our superpower is getting to the underlying cause so we can discuss which treatment options are best for you.

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How to Get Started


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The first step to understanding your pain condition and getting the right treatment is scheduling a new patient consultation. Ask your general practitioner for a referral or simply call our office to get scheduled.

Meet your doctor

The consultation is an opportunity to share your story, understand your pain condition, and discuss possible treatment options with your doctor. You’ll leave with a clearer understanding of what’s causing your pain and how to treat it.

Return to functionality

We’ll develop a personalized treatment plan, monitor your progress, and adjust your care as needed so you can get back to living a happy and pain-free life.

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“I have been a patient for a few months now. I have seen Dr. Pico and Jim, the PA. They are both attentive and listen to what I have to say. Dr. Pico has performed 2 epidurals on me. He's very gentle and I felt no pain. I'm happy to say I'm feeling a lot better today than when I started. 5 stars.”

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“Go to AZ Pain Center because they care about the human not the number. Just go to them. They can help you. The office staff is caring and the doctors listen. Dr. Pico has "bedside-manners" that will empower you to take control of your life.”


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