Neck Pain Specialist

Cell Bionics Institute -  - Interventional Pain Management Physician

Cell Bionics Institute

Interventional Pain Management Physician located in Washington DC, Sterling, VA & Utica, NY

Whether from aging or an injury, damage to the structures that make up your cervical spine may lead to chronic neck pain. Finding an effective treatment to alleviate your discomfort can be frustrating and leave you feeling defeated. Dedicated to identifying and healing the root cause of your neck pain, board-certified pain management specialist, Nameer Haider, MD, FAAPM&R, DABPM, at Cell Bionics Institute can provide the care and treatment you need to alleviate your discomfort. To get relief from your neck pain, call the office in Sterling, Virginia, or Utica, New York, or request your appointment online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

The structure of your cervical spine gives you the mobility needed to move your head in many directions. Unfortunately, this mobility also makes your cervical spine more vulnerable to injury and damage, resulting in neck pain.


Some of the most common causes of neck pain include:


  • Strains and sprains
  • Herniated discs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Compressed nerve
  • Whiplash


Though less common, neck pain can also be a symptom of meningitis or cancer.

When should I see a doctor for my neck pain?

In most cases, neck pain isn’t a serious medical issue. However, the type and severity of your neck pain can interfere with your everyday life. 


You should consult with Dr. Haider at Cell Bionics Institute if your neck pain is chronic or severe. Neck pain that causes other symptoms, such as headaches or tingling in your arms or hands, also benefits from an evaluation. 

What can I expect during an evaluation for my neck pain?

Dr. Haider is an experienced and compassionate interventional pain management physician, and you can expect a thorough evaluation when you come in looking for relief from your neck pain. The goal of the assessment is to determine the proper diagnosis or underlying cause of your neck. Having the right diagnosis ensures optimal healing for maximal pain reduction.


During your evaluation, Dr. Haider reviews your symptoms and medical history. He also conducts a physical exam and may request diagnostic imaging, such as an MRI or ultrasound, to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. 

What are the treatments for neck pain?

Dr. Haider develops individualized treatment plans for the management of neck pain based on your diagnosis and your overall health. He uses cutting-edge technologies to help you get relief from your pain and offers both interventional pain management treatments, as well as regenerative medicine. 


Interventional pain management treatments for neck pain may include joint injections, nerve blocks, or facet joint injections. 


Focused on supporting your body’s natural healing process, Dr. Haider utilizes many regenerative medicine techniques, including stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. For neck pain caused by damaged discs (herniated disc or degenerative disc disease), Dr. Haider may suggest the Biodisc® procedure. This procedure involves the injection of stem cells into your damaged disc to stimulate the natural healing process to alleviate pain and restore normal function. 


To learn more about the innovative treatments available at Cell Bionics Institute to relieve your neck pain, call the office, or request an appointment online today.