Neck Pain Specialist

Premier Pain Management

Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Physician located in Northwest Bakersfield / Rosedale, Bakersfield, CA

Around 70% of Americans experience neck pain at some point in their lives, some to the point where it interferes with their ability to complete their daily tasks. If you have neck pain, contact Philip Khoury, DO, a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist at Premier Pain Management in Bakersfield, California. Dr. Khoury provides expert diagnosis to identify the cause of your neck pain and customized treatments to relieve your pain and restore your quality of life. You don’t need to live with neck pain. Call Premier Pain Management or schedule a consultation online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain has several potential causes, including spinal irregularities, degenerative conditions, and injuries. At Premier Pain Management, Dr. Khoury diagnoses and treats a wide range of conditions and injuries, including:

  • Cervical degenerative disc disease
  • Cervical disc displacement 
  • Cervical disc herniation
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Whiplash
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia

Your risk of neck pain increases if you have poor posture or if you spend too much time working at a desk with your head tilted up or down to see your screen. 

When should I talk to a doctor about neck pain?

While neck pain is a prevalent complaint, in many cases it subsides on its own with a few days of rest and at-home treatments like over-the-counter pain relievers and hot and cold compresses. However, you should make an appointment at Premier Pain Management if your neck pain doesn’t get better or if it interferes with your ability to turn or nod your head. Additionally, if your neck pain follows an automobile accident or another injury, make an appointment right away.

How is neck pain treated?

At Premier Pain Management, Dr. Khoury provides a variety of state-of-the-art interventional pain management treatments for neck pain. He uses fluoroscopy X-rays to ensure each treatment is delivered to the correct part of your cervical spine. Dr. Khoury also provides IV conscious sedation to help you stay comfortable and relaxed throughout your treatment. 

Physical therapy

Physical therapy improves your flexibility, range of motion, and strength. In addition to relieving neck pain, physical therapy can also reduce your risk of future injuries and pain.

Epidural steroid injections

Epidural steroid injections deliver anti-inflammatory corticosteroids into the epidural space in your spine. The injections reduce swelling and nerve compression. 

Facet joint injections

Facet joint injections combine local anesthetics and anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling and nerve compression in the facet joints of your spine. 

Nerve injections

Also called a nerve block, nerve injections deliver anti-inflammatory medication to “turn off” nerve signals. 

Radiofrequency ablation 

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses heat to create a lesion on nerve tissue. The lesion blocks pain signals from traveling to your brain.

Call Premier Pain Management or make an appointment online today for expert diagnosis and treatment for neck pain.