Neck Pain Specialist

Carl Hess, MD

Board Certified Pain Management Specialist & Anesthesiologist located in Fullerton, CA

Neck pain is one of the most common causes of injury, missed work, and disability today, but it doesn’t have to ruin your quality-of-life if you treat the pain using cutting-edge techniques. Board-certified interventional pain management specialist and anesthesiologist Carl A. Hess, MD, knows precisely how to resolve neck pain and all of its side-effects with proven methods. Dr. Hess offers a variety of state-of-the-art pain solutions to his patients in Fullerton, California, including injections, radiofrequency ablation, regenerative medicine, and spinal cord stimulation. Call the office or use the online booking tool to request an appointment today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

There are many potential origins, but for patients at Carl A. Hess, MD, some of the most common neck pain triggers can include:

  • Cervical spine injuries
  • Arthritis, especially rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
  • Whiplash
  • Headaches
  • Muscle spasms
  • Age-related disc degeneration
  • Herniated disc

Neck pain is often tied to either illness or injury. Whether chronic illness, disease, an auto accident, or on-the-job injury caused your neck pain, Carl A. Hess, MD, has interventional pain management solutions to help.

What is the best approach for neck pain management?

Dr. Hess spent 30 years formulating the ideal approach to pain management. He uses a three-part treatment approach that recognizes not only your need for neck pain relief but also your need for true healing and mind-body wellness. At Carl A. Hess, MD, the focus is lasting neck pain relief so you can reclaim your quality-of-life again. 

What are the neck pain relief procedures like?

Dr. Hess offers the most effective neck pain relief procedures tailored to your needs. He can create a treatment plan, including any of the following options: 


Dr. Hess injects anesthesia, anti-inflammatory, and/or steroid medications into painful joints or trigger points in your neck. Injections can last for weeks or possibly months. 

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation deadens persistently painful neck nerves that relay pain impulses to your brain. Dr. Hess can perform this treatment using heat or cold pulses. Results can last for 6-24 months on average.

Regenerative medicine

Stem-cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments are regenerative medicine injections that restore damaged nerves or other tissues to relieve your neck pain.

Spinal cord stimulator

A spinal cord stimulator is a tiny implantable device that sends small electrical pulses to mask neck pain signals and prevent your brain from perceiving pain. A spinal cord stimulator is a permanent device with easy-to-use rechargeable batteries. You can’t see it externally.

Dr. Hess has decades of experience in all neck pain treatment protocols, and he’s ready to customize a neck pain treatment plan using these and/or other methods. 

Call Carl A. Hess, MD, or use the online booking tool to request your appointment today.