Neck pain often results from damage to the muscles, ligaments, joints, or vertebrae in the upper spine and is a common symptom of back pain. Severe neck and back pain is one of the leading reasons why people visit their primary care doctor each year. There are seven bones that make up the cervical vertebrae. Between and surrounding the spinal column are important stabilizing tissues such as discs, muscles, and ligaments. Disease and conditions can affect any of these tissues triggering neck pain. By reviewing the history of the symptoms, along with further examination our physiatry specialists will develop a treatment plan to provide pain relief for your neck pain.