There are many causes to neck pain, including stenosis, bulging/herniated disc, pinched nerve, arthritis, degeneration of the spine, degenerative disc disease, facet joint arthritis, and failed neck surgery, etc. Workup for chronic neck pain may include imaging studies, laboratory tests and diagnostic nerve blocks. Therapies may include anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, oral anticonvulsant medications, epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, trigger point injections, Botox injections, and spinal cord stimulator implantation.
Failed Neck Surgery
Besides medications and physical therapy, cervical epidural steroid injections, cervical medial branch block injections and spinal cord stimulator implantation may help alleviate pain.