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Find Answers for Your Neck Pain

A stiff, sore and tender neck can interfere with your entire day. Suddenly, you find it difficult to do the most basic activities from driving a car, working at a computer or cooking dinner. Neck pain can also keep us from enjoying our favorite activities. A run around the neighborhood, weekly yoga classes or cycling class becomes much more difficult when your range of motion is limited. 

As many as 70% of adults will experience neck pain at some point. Fortunately, it often goes away with self-care at home. But, when neck pain lasts for days or weeks, it can be frustrating, painful and – in some cases – debilitating. 

The Spine Center at St. Elizabeth provides experienced, knowledgeable care to help understand the source of your neck pain and relieve your symptoms. Our partnerships with leading practices in the area give our patients unmatched access to the latest advances in treatment and state-of-the-art technology. 

Together, we’ll create a plan that’s right for you: one that helps get you back to the activities, people and places you love. 

Understanding the neck

Your neck is made up of seven vertebrae, discs and cartilage that give you the perfect balance of flexibility and stability to move through your day. This top part of your spine – the cervical spine – not only allows movement, but it provides a connection from the brain to all parts of the body through the spinal canal. Learn more about your cervical spine

Common conditions that cause neck and arm pain

There are many conditions that cause neck or arm pain: From tossing and turning at night to serious injuries (like whiplash) or chronic conditions, such as arthritis. Common cervical spine conditions include:

Common symptoms of cervical spine conditions and injuries 

Neck pain isn’t the only symptom of an injury or condition that affects the neck. Learn about common symptoms of cervical spine conditions and injuries:


Gold Seal of Quality Certification for Orthopaedic Spine Surgery by Joint Commission

St. Elizabeth has achieved the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for orthopaedic spine surgery. The Gold Seal symbolizes St. Elizabeth’s commitment to providing high-quality, safe orthopaedic care. The designation is a first for St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s orthopaedic spine surgery program.

The Joint Commission is the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. The organization uses information from health care experts, patients, providers and scientific and medical literature to evaluate a facility’s compliance with safety and quality standards.

Neck pain relief starts here 

Today, there are many treatment options for neck pain – ranging from non-invasive approaches to advanced care and surgery. Your doctor may discuss treatments that include:

If your doctor recommends surgery to relief your neck pain, your team will walk you through what you can expect during cervical spine surgery and recovery.

Expert care, close to home

The team at St. Elizabeth includes specialists and affiliated surgeons with unmatched experience in diagnosing and treating injuries, conditions and diseases that cause neck pain. Physicians and accredited providers offer their insight on how to best treat your neck pain. Meet our nonsurgical doctors.

Call the Spine Center at St. Elizabeth at (859) 212-7000 and get started on the road to recovery.

When you need surgery, our experienced affiliated surgeons will map out a plan that’s tailored to your health, condition and symptoms. Meet our surgeons