Overview

What Is Neck Pain?

Neck pain is pain that occurs in the area of the cervical vertebrae (bones) in the neck. Because of its location and range of motion, the neck is often left unprotected and subject to injury.

Pain in the neck area can be acute, coming on suddenly and intensely, or chronic, lasting for weeks, months or even years. The pain can be continuous or intermittent.

Click here to learn more about the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care.

Specialists at the Center for Orthopaedic and Spine Care can also be seen at the following locations:

Northwestern Medicine River Forest
420 Thatcher Ave.
River Forest, IL 60305

Northwestern Medicine Elmhurst
1200 S. York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

The Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care

The Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC) at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital offers comprehensive orthopaedic services and performs more orthopaedic surgeries for Lake County residents than any other hospital. More than 30 of Lake County's top orthopaedic surgeons practice at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and many have specialized fellowship training. They perform leading-edge procedures both in Lake Forest and at the Northwestern Medicine Grayslake Surgery Center, including:

  • Ankle replacement
  • Anterior approach total hip replacement
  • Arthroscopic cartilage regeneration and reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic hip reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Cartilage repair, restoration and transplantation
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Computer-guided customized knee replacement
  • Elbow disorders
  • Hand surgery
  • Hip replacements, total and partial
  • Knee replacements, total and partial
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive knee replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Orthobiologics (tissue engineering)
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Reconstruction of the knee, hip, shoulder, foot/ankle, back and hand
  • Shoulder reconstruction and replacement

To schedule an appointment at the Lake Forest Hospital CCOSC, please call 847.535.8500.

To schedule an appointment at the Glenview CCOSC, please call 847.724.4536.

Pain Management 

Living with chronic pain can cause physical and emotional stress in your life. Northwestern Medicine offers innovative approaches to pain management provided by compassionate pain specialists on the medical staffs of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital to help you relieve your pain. Treatment is provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis for various conditions including back pain.

To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopaedic specialists, please call 630.225.2663.