Neck Spasm

Neck Spasm Surgery at SPINE/RX

What Is a Neck Spasm?

Neck spasms are spontaneous contractions in your neck and shoulder muscles, which can result from a number of causes, such as poor posture, injury to the spine, or stress. Often, muscle spasms in your neck can be soothed with ice, rest and over-the-counter medication. However, occasionally, pain from a spasm can linger and even worsen; especially if a problem in your upper spine - such as a disc herniation or slipped disc - is to blame.

How Is a Neck Spasm Treated?

Neck spasms are most typically treated with either one or a combination of the following: ice, rest, medication, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, injections or surgery.

When Is Surgery Recommended for a Neck Spasm?

Surgery may be recommended for a neck spasm if it does not improve through initial treatment methods, or if you’re experiencing any of the following serious symptoms: sharp, severe pain in the neck and shoulders, or an inability to turn your head due to pain. Surgery may also be recommended if diagnostic tests detect damage to the discs, spinal cord or nerve roots, or if spine surgeons anticipate any significant risk of future deterioration.

Living with neck spasms can be painful, and may cause you to miss out on the activities you love. If medication or therapy fail to relieve neck pain, spine surgery may provide the relief you need to live the life you desire.


If spine surgery for neck spasms makes you nervous, you’re not alone. That’s why SPINE/RX provides minimally-invasive procedures, offering less pain, shorter recovery times and limited scarring. See the difference at SPINE/RX.

Less pain
Shorter recovery times
Limited scarring
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Often, spine surgery does not require an overnight hospital stay, depending on the severity of your unique condition. Many of our minimally-invasive procedures are same-day, outpatient surgeries.

SPINE/RX understands that being free from neck spasms means getting your life back on track. That’s why we offer advanced surgical techniques to provide a clear path to lasting pain relief. See the difference at SPINE/RX.

Stop living with pain today.

Take a step toward finally relieving your neck pain. Contact SPINE/RX for your free MRI review or initial consultation today!

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