About Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the most common pain disorders in the general population. Chronic neck pain can present as pressure, stabbing pain, or a constant dull ache. With neck pain, there also may be a reduced range of motion when turning the head. Headaches and numbness, tingling, or shooting pain in the arms can occur with chronic neck pain. At UT Health Austin, our comprehensive pain management team understands neck pain can range from a minor annoyance to a major disruption in your personal and work life. Our goal is to relieve your neck pain so you can focus on what matters most to you.

Chronic Neck Pain Treatment at UT Health Austin

A wide range of treatment options are available to address your chronic neck pain. Prior to your visit, our team of experts at UT Health Austin will evaluate your medical history and symptoms. During your appointment, our team will conduct a thorough examination that may include radiologic imaging. Based on the type and severity of your neck pain, you may receive prescription medications, physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, injections, or spine surgery. Whatever your needs, your care team will develop a customized treatment plan that is right for you.

When is Neck Pain an Emergency?

If you experience severe or increasing pain, weakness in your arms or legs, changes in the way you walk, loss of bowel or bladder control, or have a history of significant physical trauma, cancer, or a recent neck surgery, seek immediate emergency care.

Care Team Approach

We have assembled a team of experts that includes a Pain Medicine Physician, Interventional Pain Management Physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychiatrist, and Pharmacist to treat your needs. Our team is here to listen and collaborate to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.