Orthopaedic Neck Care in Central GA

Orthopaedic Back and Neck Specialists at OrthoGeorgia

No matter how you spend your day-to-day life, your neck serves a crucial role in allowing you to take in the world around you. Aided by bones, muscles, and soft tissues, your neck makes it possible to look up, down, right, and left, and its flexibility and mobility are extremely important. The bones of the neck, called the cervical spine, can be subject to damage and disease over time or due to a sudden injury or accident. Neck pain and other issues can impact every moment of your daily life and make it more difficult to do the things you love. If you are experiencing neck pain or symptoms that cause you discomfort, an orthopaedic specialist at OrthoGeorgia will be here to support you. By examining the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the neck, we will identify the underlying cause of your symptoms and get you on the right path to relief. Learn more below about the orthopaedic neck care we provide in Central GA at OrthoGeorgia.

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Comprehensive Neck Care in Central Georgia

Patients seeking orthopaedic care for neck issues may be experiencing related pain, stiffness, and discomfort for various reasons. Like most parts of the body, the cervical spine can be subject to wear and tear over the years. In other cases, a sudden injury, such as a car accident, can cause damage to the neck and require immediate treatment. When you work with a member of our team at OrthoGeorgia, we will take the time needed to accurately determine the problem and create a personalized treatment plan for you. From cervical disc disease to whiplash, we have years of experience treating all manner of orthopaedic neck issues.

How are Orthopaedic Neck Conditions and Injuries Diagnosed at OrthoGeorgia?

When you come to see us at OrthoGeorgia, our spine specialists will take the time needed to get to know you and determine the exact cause of your neck pain or discomfort. An accurate diagnosis is the first step toward proper treatment and relief from your symptoms. We will conduct a physical exam of your neck and ask questions about previous injuries or spinal issues you may have faced. The most common diagnostic process for orthopaedic neck issues is an x-ray. The results of your x-ray will give us a clear picture of the bones of the cervical spine and any issues in the area. Additional imaging tests for orthopaedic neck problems may include MRI or CT Scan to gain further insight into the state of the neck’s soft tissues and nerve roots. All of our offices at OrthoGeorgia are equipped with x-ray machines for patient convenience. MRI scanners are located in our Macon office (Buildings A and B) and Warner Robins office. Our Macon Spine and Orthopaedic Center also features a GE CT scanner.

Treatment for Orthopaedic Neck Problems in Central GA

OrthoGeorgia’s spine and neck specialists will create a personalized treatment plan for you, depending on the specific neck problem you are experiencing. Some injuries and diseases of the cervical spine respond well to conservative treatment, while others may require surgery.

Conservative Treatment for Orthopaedic Neck Pain

Less severe causes of neck pain and discomfort can often be managed and treated nonsurgically. Rest, activity modification, and posture correction can improve neck aches often experienced by those who hold their head in the same position for long periods (such as truck drivers or those who work at a desk). Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications are commonly used for mild to moderate neck pain as well. In some cases, we recommend physical therapy for patients who have experienced a neck injury. Treatment will be personalized to each patient, but often focuses on posture, alignment, and neck strengthening. OrthoGeorgia offers patients convenient access to state-of-the-art physical therapy care at our locations in Macon, Warner Robins, and Kathleen, GA.

Surgical Treatment for Cervical Spine Conditions in Central GA

Cervical spine issues can be treated using a wide range of surgical techniques. The exact surgical course taken will depend on your unique situation and the severity of your neck condition or injury. For example, those suffering from cervical disc disease often undergo discectomy, a procedure during which the diseased disc is removed and replaced with an artificial disc. Cervical fusion corrects problems in the cervical spine by fusing two or more vertebrae into one single bone, and laminectomy creates space in the cervical spine by removing bone spurs and tissues associated with arthritis. If neck surgery is the best next step for you, our team will walk you through your options and answer any questions you may have along the way.

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Orthopaedic Neck Surgeons Near Me - Our Spine Specialists at OrthoGeorgia

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Orthopaedic Neck Care Locations

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Spine Center

3708 Northside Drive, Building B, Macon, GA 31210

Call (478) 745-4206

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Warner Robins Urgent Care

301 Margie Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088

Call (478) 971-1153

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Kathleen Orthopaedic Center

2510 GA-127, Kathleen, GA 31047

Call (478) 971-1153

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OrthoGeorgia Milledgeville office

2803 North Columbia Street, Suite D, Milledgeville, GA 31061

Call (478) 414-5820

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Dublin Orthopaedic

109 Fairview Park Drive, Suite B, Dublin, GA 31021

Call (478) 745-4206

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