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.