Dr. Wei is retiring and will be closing his office on August 15, 2022. Therefore, he is not accepting new patients at this time.
It was a pleasure and honor to help all of his previous patients with their healthcare needs.

Neck Pain

Frank Y. Wei, MD -  - Physical Medicine

Frank Y. Wei, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in the greater Minneapolis area in Edina

Neck pain can begin with an injury, but it’s just as likely to start gradually and then get worse over time. No matter which type of neck pain drags you down, expert board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Frank Wei, MD, can help. At Frank Y. Wei, M.D., PLLC in the greater Minneapolis area in Edina, Dr. Wei uses the most innovative nonsurgical approaches to pain to help you live a full life, free from pain. Book an appointment with online scheduling or call the office today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain may start for many reasons, with some of the most common including:

  • Neck muscle strain
  • Arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Whiplash or other types of injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Herniated cervical disc
  • Pinched nerve

There are a number of other possible causes, as well. Dr. Wei uses a variety of advanced tools and techniques to determine your specific cause so he can personalize a plan to relieve your pain. 

Is my neck pain acute or chronic?

Acute neck pain lasts for weeks rather than months or years. If the total duration of your neck pain is less than six weeks, it's usually considered acute. Acute neck pain often happens when you’re in an auto accident, when you have a workplace injury, or when you have some other type of sudden damage to your neck tissues or cervical spine. Acute pain can eventually turn into chronic neck pain if you don’t seek treatment.

Chronic neck pain lasts for longer than three months. Some common causes of chronic neck pain can include age-related disc degeneration and arthritis. Many chronic neck pain sufferers go through years or even a lifetime of pain before seeking help. Dr. Wei treats both types of neck pain using powerful nonsurgical approaches while also emphasizing your whole-body wellness. 

How do you treat neck pain?

As a physiatrist, Dr. Wei uses a variety of nonsurgical approaches to stop your neck pain. He restores maximum range-of-motion and general function by treating the whole body, instead of using a temporary fix on your painful area at the moment. 

Your neck pain treatment at Frank Y. Wei, M.D., PLLC, may include:

  • Prescribed physical therapy and strengthening exercises
  • Medication
  • Epidural, facet joint, or selective nerve root injections
  • Assistive devices, like neck braces 
  • Moist heat therapy 
  • Cold therapy (cryotherapy)
  • Biofeedback
  • Electrotherapy

Dr. Wei has a deep and intimate understanding of the problems causing your neck pain, which is why he’s so well qualified to tailor a recovery plan for you. After you complete your neck pain treatment at Frank Y. Wei, M.D., PLLC, you can expect not only maximum pain relief but also optimal training in neck pain prevention.

If neck pain prevents you from enjoying maximum mobility and wellness, Dr. Wei can help. Reach out to Frank Y. Wei, M.D., PLLC, by phone or book a consultation with the online scheduling tool today. 





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