About Neck Spasms
The muscles, tendons and ligaments of the neck are susceptible to injury and a common cause of neck pain. Ligament sprains and muscle or tendon strains can limit mobility and result in acute pain. This pain can be severe, cause difficulty with sleeping and even radiate to other areas of the body such as your shoulders. If spasms are severe, patients may endorse severe headaches as well. Most people have experienced some form of temporary neck or mid-back pain from overexertion, poor ergonomic workstations or injury. When rest and over the counter medications are not effective for neck muscle sprains or strains, additional medical treatment may be needed for relief. Ospina Medical offers safe and effective treatment for neck muscle spasms at our Midtown Manhattan practice.
"Dr. Maniam is great and you took care of my knee. My knee feeks great and i can walk again. The visit was beautiful and they treat me with respect."- K.D. / Google / May 18, 2021
"On first arrival Dr. Kohler and his staff at Ospina Medicine were warm and welcoming. He was precise in his knowledge and explained all parts of both my pain management due to previous injury, and preventative measures for future treatment. Their New York City based state of the art technology and contemporary office made me feel at ease immediately. As someone with continual back pain, and as someone who wants to avoid opioid treatment, the very nature of Ospina Medical using non-opioid approaches to pain management for me was a big bonus. The results have been brilliant, and I am so pleased to have Dr. Kohler to help me through my pain management process."- M.M. / Google / May 17, 2021
"The nicest people, the best care. I feel so much better already. Would recommend to any and all friends, dancers, athletes, who are having pain."- C.J. / Google / May 14, 2021
"Dr Maniam and his staff are excellent. Renya at the front desk is always friendly and makes me feel comfortable. There’s a real sense that they care about their patients. I’ve had numerous spinal epidural‘s and radio frequency ablations, they’ve been painless and have gotten excellent results. This is the best pain management group that I’ve been to and I’ve been to more than a few... I highly recommend Ospina!"- M.G. / Google / May 14, 2021
"I've had 3 cortisone injections with Ospina and I'm amazed by the care they take when applying the injections. I can't believe how well it works and what good care they take of me. (I had received an injection somewhere else and it was more painful, bruised badly, and didn't last near as long.) I will ONLY go to Ospina now. The staff and doctors are truly WONDERFUL. Don't hesitate!"- P.G. / Google / Apr 30, 2021
Symptoms of Neck Muscle Spasms
Patients who suffer from neck muscle spasms often endorse a severe sharp pain in the middle of their back that feels like a “knot” or contracted area. The pain is oftentimes constant, severe, and limits their ability to function and/or sleep. Generally, massage therapy and over the counter medications can relieve this pain, but sometimes the muscle spasms can be very severe and may require more attention. Back spasms can occur from a variety of sources including accidents, overexertion, stretching or overstressing muscles or tendons. Both can occur at the same time, or separately, resulting in localized inflammation, pain and mobility issues.
Treatments for Neck Muscle Spasms
When neck muscle spasms cause ongoing pain, additional treatment and therapy may be required. Ospina Medical offers targeted ultrasound guided trigger point injections that may be used to relieve pain by reducing knotted muscles and inflammation. Our providers may also utilize our Regenexx regenerative medicine platform and perform trigger point injections with platelet poor plasma (PPP). There is some new data to support that when PPP is injected into muscles, it can help relieve muscle spasms as well as regenerate damaged tissue.
If you are interested to learn more about Regenexx and what treatment options are available, please call Ospina Medical in Midtown Manhattan to book your appointment today.