Neck (Cervical) Pain Treatments

Neck (Cervical) Pain Treatment

Cervical pain is common in the United States. Neck pain can originate from any of the structures in your neck including bones (vertebra), pinched nerves, discs, joints (facets), muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Most Common Causes of Cervical Pain

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Disc bulge
  • Pinched nerve
  • Infection
  • Meningitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Spondylosis

Many of these can be successfully treated using the DRX 9000 computerized nonsurgical decompression machine. As much as 82% effective.

According to web MD the most common cause of neck pain is degenerative disc disease. This involves one or more discs, the “shock absorbers” located between the vertebra. Cervical pain is usually described as a dull ache but can also be sharp, numb, radiating, tingling, aching or shooting. Conditions associated with neck pain can include difficulty swallowing, pulsations, headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness and arm pain or weakness.

Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy is pain from a nerve in your neck that can radiate causing shoulder pain, arm pain or hand pain. Any irritation from one or more of the spinal nerves in your neck can cause cervical radiculopathy because the spinal nerves in the neck extend into your arms all the way to your fingertips. Damage to the spinal nerves can come from causes such as degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, bulging disc or whiplash and other injuries. These all can lead to arm and or hand pain and weakness.

Symptoms Often Associated With Cervical Radiculopathy

  • Arm pain
  • neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hand pain
  • Arm weakness
  • Hand weakness
  • Tingling/numbness of arm or hand or both

Common treatments for Cervical Radiculopathy


Anterior cervical fusion and discectomy- Requires cutting through the front of the neck to remove the bad disc or discs.

Artificial disc replacement- This surgical procedure attempts to replace bad disc with artificial discs with varying results depending on the case.


  • Rest and avoid physical activities
  • Appropriate ice/heat application
  • DRX 9000 computerized decompression machine – Has been found to be a very successful nonsurgical procedure to benefit cervical radiculopathy/arm pain or numbness and weakness.
  • Chiropractic
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain management

Cervicogenic headaches

A headache that originates from your neck or is associated with neck pain is called a cervicogenic headache. Cervicogenic headache’s or cervical pain/neck pain can be associated with sudden quick movements of your neck or from your neck remaining in the same position for too long. Other symptoms associated with a cervicogenic headache with or without cervical pain can include a consistent pain with no throbbing, neck pain/head pain that is worse when you cough or sneeze or take a deep breath. Cervicogenic headache and cervical pain can also be associated with neck stiffness and head pain that stays in one spot i.e. back, side or front of your head or eye.

Many of these symptoms and cases can be effectively treated with the DRX 9000.