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Neck Pain Specialist

Sastry K. Topalli, MD -  - Interventional Pain Management

Atlantic Pain Interventions & Rehabilitation

Sastry K. Topalli, MD

Interventional Pain Management & Rehabilitation located in Chesapeake, VA

Your neck is the most flexible part of your spine and supports most of the weight of your head. The function and stress placed on your neck make it vulnerable to pain. Though you can develop neck pain from many causes, it can be a chronic problem that affects your daily life. At Atlantic Pain Interventions & Rehabilitation in Chesapeake, Virginia, interventional pain management specialist Sastry K. Topalli, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic neck pain conditions. To get relief from your neck pain, call the office, or request an appointment online.

Neck Pain Q & A


What causes neck pain?

Your neck, or cervical spine, has a series of vertebrae separated by intervertebral discs held together by ligaments and muscles. These components protect your spinal cord and support the weight and movement of your head. 

Neck pain is a common problem that develops from many causes. In many cases, neck pain is an acute issue resulting from poor posture that places strain on the neck and the supporting muscles. 

However, structural changes that occur in your cervical spine from injury or age may lead to chronic neck pain. At Atlantic Pain Interventions & Rehabilitation, Dr. Topalli specializes in conditions that cause chronic neck pain, such as:

  • Cervical spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine)
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Bulging and herniated discs

He also provides care for whiplash injuries and neck sprains. 

How is the cause of neck pain diagnosed?

In order to get the most effective treatment for your neck pain, Dr. Topalli must first determine the root cause of your pain.

When you come in for a neck pain evaluation, he conducts a thorough history and physical to fully understand your pain and the source of your discomfort. 

He asks detailed questions about your symptoms, when they started, and the activities that may worsen or improve your pain. To confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis, Dr. Topalli requests diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays, CT scan, discography, or MRI. 

How is neck pain treated?

Dr. Topalli takes a patient-centered approach to care. He develops individualized neck pain treatment plans based on the root cause of your pain, the severity of your symptoms, and your overall health. 

Atlantic Pain Interventions & Rehabilitation offers many innovative therapies and treatments to help alleviate pain. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Activity modification
  • Posture therapy
  • Cervical epidural steroid injection
  • Cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Facet joint injection
  • Nerve block
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Laser therapy
  • Nutrition therapy

With interventional pain management services, Dr. Topalli aims to help you get long-term pain relief so you can participate in your physical therapy or other daily activities without your neck pain holding you back.

To schedule a consultation to discuss treatment options for neck pain, call Atlantic Pain Interventions & Rehabilitation, or request a consultation online today.