Neck Pain Specialist

United Spine and Joint Center

Jon Mader, MD

Interventional Pain Management & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist located in Leesburg, VA

Neck pain can come out of nowhere or linger for ages, leaving you with stiffness, headaches, and major discomfort. Dr. Jon Mader can treat many causes of neck pain at United Spine and Joint Center. He's a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist with advanced training in evidence-based and non-narcotic treatment options. You don’t have to live with pain any longer: Call or book an appointment at the Leesburg, Virginia office now and feel better sooner.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain comes in many forms, ranging from a dull ache to severe, sharp pain that extends down the back or arms. Causes of neck pain include:

  • Tight muscles
  • Poor posture
  • Arthritis
  • Whiplash
  • Facet joint degeneration
  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Degenerative disc disease

How is neck pain diagnosed?

At United Spine and Joint Center, Dr. Mader performs thorough evaluations and examinations to determine the cause of your pain. A physical examination will include checking your range of motion and tests for your muscles, joints, and nerves.

Sometimes further testing is needed, like X-rays, MRIs, or nerve conduction tests to determine the extent of your problem.

How is neck pain treated?

Once the cause of your neck pain is determined, Dr. Mader reviews your treatment options with you to choose the best course of action. Dr. Mader provides excellent explanations of all options so that you can begin conservative treatment with peace of mind.

Some of these can include physical therapy or oral steroid medications, or more extensive treatment if necessary.

As a specialist in interventional medicine, Dr. Mader performs facet joint injections, medial branch blocks, and radiofrequency ablation in more severe cases.

How soon will neck pain go away?

Depending on the cause of your neck pain, your discomfort may resolve within a couple of weeks or take longer. When developing your treatment protocol with Dr. Mader, he answers all questions and concerns to give you an appropriate timeline for successful treatment.

If your neck pain hasn't gone away or you suspect a more serious condition, call or book now to see Dr. Mader at United Spine and Joint Center.