Relief for your neck pain
It’s important to see a doctor who can diagnose the source of your pain and symptoms and help you feel better. At UW Health, our team provides specialty care for neck pain. Whether your pain stems from an injury or a lifestyle factor like extended computer work, we create a care plan just for you.
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain can come from many conditions that impact the tissues in the neck. These include:
Degenerative disc disease
Spinal cancer and tumors
Symptoms and diagnosis
Understanding your neck pain and related symptoms
Your neck pain care team finds the best treatment for you. We want to ease your pain and address its cause. We provide numerous treatment options.
Nonsurgical treatment options:
Injections (anesthetic or steroid)
Medicines such as anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants or analgesics
Spine physical therapy and rehabilitation
Topical anesthetic creams or pain patches
If nonsurgical treatment does not relieve your neck pain, surgery may help. We provide these surgical treatments:
Cervical spinal fusion
Rehabilitation treatment for neck pain
Our physical therapists and rehab specialists design treatments that get you back to the activities you enjoy. Your care plan might include:
Bodywork and acupuncture
Exercise for flexibility and range-of-motion
Strengthening and stabilization exercises
Meet our team
Neck pain specialists
The neck pain team at UW Health includes experts in neurosurgery, orthopedic spine surgery, rehabilitation medicine, pain management, spine physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Specialty care for neck pain close to home
We offer specialized care for neck pain at UW Health clinics in Madison, Reedsburg and Prairie du Sac.
Patient and support services
Patient resources to understand and reduce neck pain
At UW Health, we care for your neck pain and give you information to stay healthy and pain-free. Learn more: