Back & Neck Pain Specialist

Southern Interventional Pain Center

Pain Management & Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, & Addiction Medicine located in Thomasville, GA , Lake City, FL & Tallahassee, FL

Are you looking for a solution to relieve your back and neck pain? Pain management physician, Max Shokat, DO, and his team at Southern Interventional Pain Center in Thomasville, Georgia, and Lake City and Tallahassee, Florida, understand what you’re going through. They offer personalized treatment plans to take away your back or neck pain to help you return to your daily routine. Book an appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Back & Neck Pain Q & A

What causes back and neck pain?

Muscle strain causes most back and neck pain, which can occur from an automobile accident, in addition to other ways. For example, if you ever experience whiplash, the sudden force to your back and neck can tear or bruise your soft tissues and nerves, causing pain to your back and neck. Poor posture can also trigger pain in these areas.

You can also suffer pain from lifting objects that are too heavy or twisting your body, sports injuries, or other trauma. The pain usually dissipates as you rest to give your muscles time to heal.

If you’re experiencing pain regularly for various reasons, you might be suffering from more serious, underlying conditions, including:

  • Bulging or herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Compression fracture


You could also have osteoarthritis, which can cause back and neck pain. Southern Interventional Pain Center works with you to understand the condition and level of your back or neck pain in order to prescribe treatment.

How are back and neck pain treated?

With back pain being one of the leading causes of missed work in the United States, Southern Interventional Pain Center understands the importance of offering solutions. Dr. Shokat can help dramatically reduce or eliminate your back and neck pain, using specialized procedures that are less invasive than surgery, but still effective.

Procedures include:

  • A selective nerve root block
  • Epidural block Epidural steroid injection Facet block Neurotomy (radiofrequency ablation) Costovertebral block Spinal cord stimulation Regenerative medicine

These procedures can eliminate the need for surgery or having to stay on certain medications. During your personalized consultation at Southern Interventional Pain Center, Dr. Shokat talks to you about the procedures and helps determine which one is right for you.

Can back and neck pain be prevented?

To prevent back and neck pain, you need to be proactive about protecting your back and neck from aggravation, especially if you experience an accident or have a chronic condition that has flare-ups.

Ways to help prevent back and neck pain include:

  • Maintain an active lifestyle to keep your body strong
  • Properly stretch before exercising
  • Practice good posture
  • Stay within a healthy weight range
  • Wear supportive, comfortable shoes
  • Sleep on a well-supported mattress


Dr. Shokat can help you put a plan in place to incorporate daily practices for back and neck pain prevention.

To get relief for your back and neck pain, call Southern Interventional Pain Center today for a diagnosis and a treatment plan. You can also book your appointment online.

We see patients in the following cities: Thomasville, GA , Lake City, FL & Tallahassee, FL. Call us to book your appointment today.