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Our fellowship-trained and board-certified neck doctors at EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division consistently deliver exceptional neck care to the residents of Asheville, South Asheville, Hendersonville, and the surrounding communities.

The versatility, flexibility, and support the neck or the cervical vertebrae, provide makes it susceptible to injury and pain. Determining the cause of neck pain can be difficult and often involves the expertise of a specialized doctor such as a physiatrist, orthopedic surgeon, or spine surgeon.

At EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division, our neck doctors are medical experts and orthopedic surgeons who are dedicated to helping our patients with neck pain by using their advanced training and education to assess, diagnose, and treat simple and complex neck injuries and conditions, from a case of whiplash to a bulging disc.

The symptoms of a neck injury or condition can indicate if you need to see a specialist, the type of condition you may have, or how severe your neck injury may be. Take note of symptoms you are experiencing, especially if they are similar to those listed below. This will be valuable information to share with your neck doctor since it can help to properly diagnose your ailment and find the best treatment for you.

  • Bruising
  • Grinding sensation when turning your head
  • Numbness in the hand or arm
  • Pain radiating from the neck into the shoulders and arms
  • Pain when trying to correct posture or neck position
  • Spasms
  • Swelling
  • Tingling
  • Unable to shake or nod head due to stiffness or pain

These symptoms could indicate that you have sustained one of the following injuries or conditions that can be treated by our experts at one of our four convenient locations in Asheville – McDowell, Asheville – LivingstonSouth Asheville, or Hendersonville. Treatments for the neck and related injuries and conditions may be conservative like physical therapy or require neck surgery. 

  • Bone spurs
  • Cervical kyphosis
  • Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Misuse or misalignment conditions 
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Pinched nerves
  • Soft tissue damage (sprains or strains)
  • Spondylosis
  • Twisted neck
  • Whiplash

Excellence & Exceptional Neck Care in Asheville

At EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division, we understand that choosing the best doctor to treat your neck pain is an important decision. It requires you to consider several things; most notably, the doctor’s knowledge and experience in treating neck conditions and injuries, which is why we pride ourselves in having the most fellowship-trained doctors and surgeons in the Asheville region.

Dr. Stephen David, Dr. Michael Goebel, and Dr. John Hicks are our orthopedic spine surgeons who have accomplished additional training through a fellowship specifically in the back, neck, and spine. Additionally, Dr. Daniel Hankley, our interventional physiatrist is also fellowship-trained in spinal injection procedures and specializes in the nonoperative management of neck and back pain. Our neck doctors intimately understand how to treat your neck issue and will help guide you to a better quality of life through reduced or eliminated pain. They also benefit from the collective knowledge of our entire staff of orthopedic and spine experts in conservative care, surgery, and therapy, which allows them to discuss cases, share knowledge, and bring the best treatment options to you. Regardless of your diagnosis and the treatment you receive, our doctors are committed to working with you every step along your journey to reduce or eliminate pain, and they always recommend conservative treatment first before offering surgery options.

If you feel the time is right for you to meet with an expert to discuss your neck issue, you can make an appointment online or call us at (828) 258-8800. We also offer an orthopedic urgent care for injuries or conditions that can't wait for an appointment. Please click here for the availability of our Orthopedic Urgent Care locations in Asheville, South Asheville, and Hendersonville.

For more information on neck injuries and conditions, please visit our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine