In some cases, patients with neck pain also experience headaches. When neck pain is treated properly, headache pain is often alleviated. Neck pain can be caused by auto accidents or sports injuries (whiplash); poor posture; obesity; arthritis; degenerative disc disease; herniated discs; emotional or mental health issues; or workplace trauma.
Physiatrists perform Epidural Steroid Injections to relieve the pain and inflammation associated with neck pain-related headaches. This treatment involves the injection of a long-lasting steroid (cortisone) into the epidural space—the area that surrounds the spinal sac and provides cushioning for the nerves and spinal cord.
Fluoroscopic imaging technology assists with the process of performing Epidural Steroid Injections. This imaging technology uses intermittent x-rays to produce real-time, moving images of the observed body part; the technique of administering Epidural Steroid Injections with Fluoroscopy ensures that medicine is delivered as close to inflamed nerve roots as possible.