Neck Injuries and Disorders

Neck injuries and disorders are problems that occur from injury to any part of the neck (muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, or nerves). Common causes include muscle strain, tension, falls and accidents.

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Physical Therapy

Licensed physical therapists at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston provide rehabilitative services to help adults restore function and improve mobility after an illness or injury.
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Spine Center

The professionals from the Spine Center at Tufts Medical Center evaluate, diagnose, and treat various neck, back, and spine conditions. Our goal is to minimize pain and restore your quality of life.
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Pain Management Center

The Tufts MC Pain Management Center in downtown Boston specializes in eliminating or reducing chronic pain (particularly in the back and neck) and cancer pain.
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Musculoskeletal Clinic

The Musculoskeletal Clinic treats the range of conditions that affect muscles, joints, bones and soft tissues including, Fibromyalgia, Tendinitis and Bursitis.
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Neck pain: Causes and treatment

Dr. Safain, a neurosurgeon at Tufts MC in Boston, tells us what causes neck pain and how it can be treated at home.
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Doctors + Care Team

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Adriana Desillier, MD

Accepting New Patients

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Title(s): Anesthesiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6208
Fax #: 617-636-9993

Treatment of complex regional pain syndrome (RSD), neuropathic pain, work related injuries, sports related injuries, ultrasound guided nerve blocks, interventional pain procedures and perioperative pain management, rhizotomy, epidurals, opioid tapering, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, PTSD management via US guided stellate ganglion blocks, refractory VT treatment via US guided stellate ganglion block, refractory chronic plantar fasciitis

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Miriam O'Leary, MD, FACS
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Miriam O'Leary, MD, FACS

Accepting New Patients

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Title(s): Chief, Division of Head & Neck Surgery; Director, Otolaryngology Residency Program; Otolaryngologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3030
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Head and neck cancer, management of thyroid cancer and hyperparathyroidism, head and neck reconstruction including microvascular techniques, management of radiation-related complications

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Richard O. Wein, MD, FACS
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Richard O. Wein, MD, FACS

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8711
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Head and neck surgical oncology, head and neck reconstruction, management of salivary and thyroid disorders, management of radiation-related complications, maxillofacial trauma, sleep apnea and sleep endoscopy

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Rina M. Bloch, MD

Rina M. Bloch, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Adult Physiatrist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5631
Fax #: 617-636-2551

Adult and geriatric rehabilitation, musculoskeletal, brain injury, stroke, rheumatological management, spine care

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Wilfred L. Hynes, MD

Wilfred L. Hynes, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Director, Pain Clinic; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6208
Fax #: 617-636-9993

Anesthesiology, pain management

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