Management for Chronic Head and Neck Pain at Shepherd Center

Interventional pain management and treatments for chronic head and neck pain

Head and neck pain can be any persistent pain in the head, face, jaw, or neck. Pain in these areas may be caused by injury, nerve damage, muscle damage, or problems with blood vessels. When pain in the head and neck becomes chronic, the exact source of the pain can be difficult to identify and complex to treat.

Since its inception, the Dean Stroud Spine and Pain Institute has used a multidisciplinary approach to help patients find the root cause of their pain while providing specialized and innovative treatment plans to restore and improve quality of life.

This comprehensive and holistic approach to chronic pain management includes a variety of treatment options such as interventional pain management treatments, physical therapy, pain psychology, and referrals to other specialists and clinics at Shepherd Center.

Common Head and Neck Conditions We Treat

  • Migraine Headaches 
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome 
  • Pinched nerve in the neck (cervical radiculopathy)
  • Post-surgical neck pain
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Severe facial pain (trigeminal neuralgia) 
  • Occipital neuralgia 

Interventional Pain Management Treatments for the Head and Neck

The Pain Institute offers many interventional pain management treatments to help treat and manage chronic spine pain. Your dedicated care team of pain specialists will tailor your treatment approach based on your conditions and symptoms. Interventional pain management can include procedure-based interventions and invasive procedures. Common treatments offered for the head and neck at the Pain Institute include: 

  • Botox injections
  • Cervical epidural steroid injections 
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections
  • Stellate ganglion blocks
  • Sphenopalatine blocks
  • Supraorbital nerve blocks
  • Trigger point injections

For details about these treatments, please call the Pain Institute at 404-603-4203.

Physical Therapy for Chronic Head and Neck Pain

To complement interventional pain management treatments, your pain specialist may also recommend physical therapy as part of your comprehensive treatment plan. Our dedicated physical therapist uses a variety of techniques and strategies to help reduce pain, improve strength, and increase endurance. Each physical therapy treatment plan is individually tailored to meet your goals and optimize outcomes.

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The physical therapist in the Pain Institute performs therapy on a patient as they are laying down holding a weighted ball overhead

Patient Testimonial

For the first time, I felt people were hearing me. And they understood what I was going through. If it wasn’t for the Pain Institute, I wouldn’t be alive today. I am now a college graduate, a well-respected coach and I’m living a life I thought was gone. It is an amazing place.

Michael Bowbliss 
Dean Stroud Spine and Pain Institute 

Shepherd Director of Psychology, Laurie Nash, sits in her office with patient, Quinn Hogan.

Psychological Therapy Services for Chronic Head and Neck Pain

Our comprehensive approach to pain management also addresses the psychological and emotional responses to pain — such as stress, anxiety, or depression — which can often contribute to a vicious cycle of pain. Our dedicated pain psychologist is trained to help people with chronic pain improve their conditions and symptoms for the mind, body, and soul. Both individual and group sessions are available and use evidence-based techniques such as biofeedback, mindfulness-based training, and cognitive behavioral restructuring. 

Learn More about Psychological Therapy for Pain

Appointments and Referrals for the Pain Institute

Located within Shepherd Center in Atlanta, the Pain Institute offers convenient access and free parking. A variety of scheduling options are provided, including repeat appointment times when available. As a one-stop shop for chronic pain, patients have access to the most comprehensive pain services, from a visit with a dedicated pain specialist to physical therapy, pain psychology, and more.

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Dean Stroud Spine and Pain Institute at Shepherd Center

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Our Address

2020 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-1465

Clinic Hours

Monday to Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

8:30 a.m. - Noon ET