Neck stiffness and neck pain sometimes go away on their own. However, there are other times that neck pain, a stiff neck, or limited mobility in your neck could signal a condition like degenerative disc disease that won’t get better unless it is properly diagnosed and treated by a neck doctor. These specialty-trained doctors are orthopedic surgeons and physicians who are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat the full range of neck injuries (also called cervical injuries), neck disorders, and other neck conditions using nonsurgical methods, surgical treatment, and rehabilitative care.
Because of specialized orthopedic and medical training in the neck, neck doctors can often be very helpful in easing or eliminating neck pain as compared to other doctors or surgeons who are not trained in treating neck disorders. At Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma, our neck treatment team includes neck surgeons and doctors who have extensive training and experience in cervical spine anatomy, nonsurgical neck pain treatments, orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, neck surgery, and interventional spine care.
Our neck doctors, fellowship-trained spine surgeons Dr. Kasra Ahmadinia, Dr. R. Tyler Boone, Dr. Thomas Craven, and Dr. Randall Hendricks, as well as board-certified orthopedic specialist Dr. Steven Hardage, draw on their knowledge and expertise to develop a tailored, comprehensive treatment plan for every patient. Our doctors will always recommend an approach or combination of approaches that will best serve that patient, considering treatment options other than surgery first. As board-certified orthopedic surgeons, our surgical neck specialists can also perform a full range of surgeries for all your neck pain and spinal needs.
Symptoms You May Be Having
Take note if you have any of these symptoms related to the neck or spine. If so, schedule an appointment with one of our specialty-trained neck and spine doctors and get the neck pain treatment or spine care you need.
- Dizziness with neck pain
- Muscle spasms
- Neck or spine pain, especially after using a desktop or laptop computer
- Numbness in the arm
- Pain that comes or dissipates when moving your neck
- Shoulder pain
- Spine pain
After an exam, your doctor may diagnose you with one of these neck (cervical) injuries or spinal conditions:
- Cervical fracture
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Cervical spinal stenosis
- Disc disease
- Herniated disc
- Nerve injury or disorder
- Pinched nerve
- Spine tumor
Our Specialty-Trained Neck Doctors Care for Patients Just Like You
When a patient first notices pain, it’s common to wait to see if the pain will go away on its own. However, pain may not improve, and some neck injuries should be treated immediately, like whiplash. It’s important not to wait too long if you believe you have any type of spinal problem or neck problem.
Our neck pain specialists provide the expert care a patient needs, including medication, X-rays and MRIs, physical therapy, home exercise and injury prevention programs, epidural spine injections, interventional pain care, or surgery, such as minimally invasive and reconstructive neck surgery.
If neck surgery is the treatment your doctor recommends, your orthopedic surgeon, backed by our entire neck treatment team, can expertly perform the surgery using our state-of-the-art equipment. Our neck surgeons specialize in the latest surgical procedures, including:
- Cervical discectomy surgery
- Cervical disc replacement surgery
- Cervical fusion surgery
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Navigation-guided spine surgery
- Scoliosis surgery
- Surgical spine tumor removal
Our neck doctors, spine surgeons, and all of our dedicated orthopedic surgeons and physicians at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma go beyond simply delivering medical services. They are healthcare professionals who listen to your concerns, expertly answer your questions, and have dedicated their practices to helping people like you move forward and experience less pain and a better quality of life.
Start Your Journey to Heal. Recover. ADVANCE.
We know you want the best doctor to assess and treat your neck pain. Rest assured, our specialized, experienced neck doctors will apply their high-level skills and knowledge to your neck issue or spine condition.
We are available to see you at multiple locations throughout the region:
For urgent needs, like whiplash or a neck strain, walk in without an appointment at our Advanced Orthopedics Urgent Care, Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – noon.
If you are ready to find a solution for your neck pain or limitation, schedule an appointment by calling (918) 494-AOOK (2665) or use the button below to request an appointment online.