Neck Injury Specialist

Medical Imaging Center of North Jersey

MRI Center located in Clifton, NJ

If you experience a neck injury because of a car accident, sports injury, fall, or medical condition, you can turn to the Medical Imaging Center of North Jersey in Clifton, New Jersey. The bilingual imaging specialists offer digital X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) that help your provider diagnose the type and severity of the neck injury you experience. Call the office today or book an appointment online.

Neck Injury Q & A

What is a neck injury?

You might injure tissues in your neck because of a car accident, sports injury, arthritis, falling down, or lifting something heavy. Neck problems can also occur because of poor posture or repetitive motions in the workplace.

What are the different types of neck injuries?

Symptoms of a neck injury include stiffness, decreased range of motion, muscle soreness, swelling, and pain – especially when turning your head. Common neck injuries include:

  • Muscle strains
  • Inflammation
  • Ruptured discs
  • Nerve compression
  • Worn joints

Your primary care doctor might recommend you undergo an MRI to diagnose your injury and develop an effective treatment plan. 

What is an MRI?

MRIs are medical imaging techniques that use radio waves and magnetic fields to create detailed images of tissues within your body. MRI machines can also produce 3D images to help your doctor determine the type and severity of neck injury you suffer from.

Medical Imaging Center of North Jersey uses the state-of-the-art AIRIS™ premium open MRI imaging system made by Hitachi. It’s precise, spacious, and quiet. 

What happens during an MRI procedure for neck injuries?

There is no special preparation needed prior to undergoing an MRI at the Medical Imaging Center of North Jersey. Your provider might, however, inject a special contract medium into a vein in your hand or arm.

You lie down on a comfortable exam table while MRI scans take place. A technician might stand next to you, closely monitoring the procedure. MRIs are painless. You might hear a faint knocking sound while the MRI machine develops images of tissues within your neck. You must remain as still as possible during the procedure.

What should I expect after an MRI for a neck injury?

After your MRI is complete, you can resume normal activities. Your provider evaluates the results to determine which type of neck injury, if any, you have and its severity.

Upon review of your MRI results from the Medical Imaging Center of North Jersey, your doctor may suggest one of the following treatments:

  • Ice and rest
  • Bracing
  • Injections
  • Medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Surgical procedures
  • Further diagnostic testing

After completing treatment, neck pain should subside. If not, your doctor might recommend additional neck pain treatments or imaging procedures.

If you require an X-ray or MRI to diagnose a neck injury, call the Medical Imaging Center of North Jersey, or book an appointment online today.