Our team of top neck specialists is led by Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD, co-founder of New York Bone & Joint Specialists. Dr. Mizhiritsky excels in non-surgical treatments for disc herniation, pinched nerves, and muscle spasms. In honor of his achievements, he has been featured as a Top Physician by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, and selected as a Top Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician in NYC.
Alongside orthopedic experts Rupesh Tarwala, MD and Nickhil Gupta, DO, Dr. Mizhiritsky helps patients manage neck pain resulting from everyday stresses as well as traumatic injuries. Our specialists use a practical, holistic approach to assess every aspect of a patient’s condition in order to provide relief.
Each member of our care team — including our physicians, surgeons, physical therapists, and support staff — displays the same level of dedication to the wellbeing of their patients. The ultimate goal of New York Bone & Joint Specialists is to provide impeccable care and peace of mind to every single person we treat, and to ensure that he or she enjoys an active, fulfilling lifestyle.
Why Choose NY Bone & Joint Neck Specialists?
- Access to world-class joint specialists
- Compassionate and comprehensive care for a range of conditions, from diagnosis to recovery
- Conservative treatment coupled with expert surgical interventions ensure a complete recovery for every patient
Neck Conditions We Specialize InHerniated Disc - A herniated disc is caused by a tear in the outer ring of an intervertebral disc, which forms a cartilaginous cushion between the bones of your spine. The disc’s center protrudes into the surrounding tissue, often leading to irritation in nearby nerves.
Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve) - Cervical radiculopathy occurs when repeated stress causes a nerve to become compressed. This often leads to pain in the neck and upper back and a feeling of numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms.
EMG & Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) - An EMG is used to detect and diagnose nerve damage or injury. This test will either rule out or pinpoint a condition that may be occurring in the nerve paths along the patient's muscles.
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections - Epidural injections serve to reduce inflammation in the vertebral discs, where nerve roots may be compressed. A cervical injection is a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure to address pain that originates in the neck and radiates down the arm.
Neck or Cervical Pain - The most common cause of neck pain is muscle strain and tension. However, pain in the cervical spine can also originate from more serious conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system.
Most Common Neck Conditions & TreatmentsFor more information on your specific neck injury, consult the pages below. You will find comprehensive information on common symptoms, how the condition is diagnosed, our recommended course of treatment, and expected recovery timelines for each condition.
Herniated Disc - Symptoms & Treatments
Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve) - Symptoms & Treatments
EMG & Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) - Procedures & Results
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections - Diagnosis & Treatments
Neck or Cervical Pain - Causes & Treatments
All Neck Conditions and Treatments
- Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
- Cervical Spinal Stenosis
- Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck)
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- EMG & Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
- Herniated Disc
- Interventional Pain Management
- Muscle Spasm
- Neck or Cervical Pain
- Numbness, Tingling, or Weakness
- Pain Management for Acute & Chronic Pain
- Physical Therapy
- Sprains & Strains
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Trigger Point Injections