McMonigle Neurology Associates

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The McMonigle Difference


20+ Years Experience

Dr. McMonigle is board-certified and has completed fellowships in clinical neurology, child neurology, and neuromuscular disorders.

Specialized Services

On-site state-of-the-art testing affords our patients convenient and comprehensive exams.

Affordable Patient Care

We work closely with most insurance providers to keep your treatments as affordable as possible.

Professional Staff

We are sensitive to your needs and treat every patient and their family with the utmost respect and privacy.

The Severity and Frequency of Neck Pain


Doctors estimate that seven of ten people will be affected by neck pain during their lifetime.

The frequency of neck pain can occur daily and last for years without a professional treatment plan. Dr. McMonigle has worked with many patients in Smithtown, NY, to find the cause and develop an effective pain relief plan.

Smithtown victims should not have to suffer from neck pain because there are treatment options that could improve their condition.

The following four grades classify the symptoms severity of pain. Note that Grades 1, 2, and 3 show no indications of symptoms of extensive structural pathology:

  • Grade 1-No or minor interference with activities of daily living
  • Grade 2-Extensive interference with activities of daily living
  • Grade 3-Neurologic signs of nerve compression
  • Grade 4-Neck pain with indications of extensive structural pathology

Extensive structural pathologies may include but are not limited to fractures, infections, spinal cord injuries, neoplasm, or systemic diseases. We also define and treat chronic neck pain that can be the source of unrelenting headaches.

Call today or visit us online to schedule a consultation.

Neck Pain Causes Common to Smithtown Residents


Neck pain causes resulting from many different conditions or lifestyle habits make each case unique.

You must seek professional medical help when you find it difficult to function through stiffness and pain.

These are neck pain causes prevalent among Smithtown residents:

  • Whiplash or sports injuries
  • Stress
  • Compressed nerves
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Muscle strain from heavy lifting, poor postures, or a fall
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle spasms

Communicating with Dr. McMonigle, a medical professional and neurological specialist, about your medical history and symptoms is crucial to determining the causes and developing the most effective form of treatment.

Call today or visit us online to schedule a consultation to learn how we can help alleviate debilitating symptoms with a treatment plan.

Treatment Options for Neck Pain Relief Near Smithtown


Providing neck pain relief and managing pain and neurological symptoms for Smithtown patients can involve a combination of treatment options.

Dr. McMonigle and the medical team start with a medical history and examination to check for tenderness, numbness, muscle weakness, and how far you can move your head forward, side-to-side, and backward. We use imaging tests such as X-rays, an MRI, and a CT scan to find evidence of any structural neck problems with no symptoms.

Following a thorough evaluation, your neurologist will discuss a range of conservative treatment options aimed to correct the cause of pain and other courses of action to provide neck pain relief:

  • Self-care for minor to moderate pain
  • Medication to relax your muscles
  • Physical therapy
  • Alternate heat and cold
  • Home exercises and stretches
  • Traction
  • Short-term immobilization
  • Neurostimulation
  • Disc decompression
  • Alternative medicines
  • Injections

Call McMonigle Neurology Associates or visit us online to schedule a consultation.

Our medical team can discuss potential treatment options to provide relief.