Our team includes a board-certified neurologist on staff. Our office offers advanced neurological evaluations for neck and back pain so patients in New York City and Manhattan and Midtown East can relieve pain and other symptoms that can affect their everyday quality of life.
A neurological assessment begins with a complete physical exam and evaluation, which may include range-of-motion and other types of exercises to elicit symptoms. The most common nerve symptoms associated with neck and back pain include:
When a physical exam fails to find the exact cause of the symptoms, our doctor may order testing to stimulate different nerves to check for abnormal responses or diagnostic imaging like an x-ray, MRI, or CT scan to look for other causes.
Neck and back pain can occur for a variety of reasons, including:
This is just a partial list; there are many other causes. The best way to make sure you get the right treatment is to have an evaluation at the first sign of neck or back pain to prevent your condition from becoming more severe.
The treatment will depend on the underlying cause, but many types of neck and back pain can be treated with pain medication, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy. Often, a combination of approaches is needed to get the best results. Our doctor will determine the best therapeutic options for you based on your specific needs.
Dr. Aziz accepts most major insurance plans.
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