New York City Spine

For any inquiries call 212-506-0240

Manhattan Office

New York City Spine Surgery, PLLC
343 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
Call: 212-506-0240
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NJ Office

New York City Spine Surgery, PLLC
261 James Street, Suite 2G
NJ 07960
Call: 973-998-9651
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Neck sprains and strains are common. Although the symptoms are similar, sprains and strains are distinctly different soft-tissue disorders.

Sprain: injury to a ligament caused by overuse or trauma
Strain: injury to a tendon or muscle caused by overuse or trauma

Whiplash is a soft-tissue injury that occurs following sudden extension and flexion of the neck. The exaggerated back-and-forth head movement frequently associated with an automobile accident can injure vertebrae, surrounding muscles, ligaments and nerve roots. The onset of symptoms may be immediate or appear several days later. Whiplash is considered a neck sprain. Most patients with whiplash recover within three months after the injury, although in some cases, neck pain and headache persists.

Muscle pain that develops from cradling the phone between the ear and shoulder is an example of a neck strain. Both sprains and strains can cause severe pain and are sometimes temporarily disabling. Typical symptoms include:

  • Varying degrees of pain; mild to intense
  • Sharp, dull, throbbing and/or burning pain
  • Stiffness, difficulty moving the neck or upper body

In addition to the above, whiplash symptoms may include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Jaw pain (immediate or delayed)
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Hyperextension
  • Hyperflexion

Hospital Affiliations

Outpatient Surgery Centers

Malo Surgery Center 201 Route 17 North 12th floor
Rutherford, NJ 07070
Phone: 201-549-8890
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Midtown Surgery Center 305 East 47th St.
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-751-2100
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Advanced Spine Surgery Center 855 Lehigh Ave,
Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908-557-9420
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Denville Surgery Center LLC3130 Route 10 West
Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: 973-328-3475
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Daveed D. Frazier, MD is the medical director of New York City Spine Surgery PLLC and specializes in non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical treatments for back/neck pain and spine-related disorders. New York City Spine Surgery PLLC has 2 main locations in New York City and New Jersey with the main office located at 343 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019. Call 212-506-0240 for an appointment at either location. Fax 212-265-0739.