The first seven vertebrae in the neck make up the cervical spine

Pain in the cervical spine (the first seven vertebrae) is one of the most common spine conditions, affecting four out of five people in their lifetime. From neck stiffness due to sleeping in a poor position to more complicated problems such as complex deformities in the upper spine, neck pain can impair the quality of life and keep you from enjoying your favorite activities.

The team at Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian understands how uncomfortable and frustrating neck pain can be. When lifestyle changes and self-care are not enough to feel better, it may be time to consult a spine expert.

Why Choose Us

Proven Expertise for Neck Pain

Why Choose Us

Dr. K. Daniel Riew

Och Spine cervical spine specialists relieve neck pain symptoms in people from all over the country. Team members from different disciplines collaborate to help our patients maintain their active, healthy lifestyles. When surgery is needed, our combination of experience and advanced technology ensures you receive care tailored to your needs and treatment goals.

Our team includes K. Daniel Riew, MD, one of the few surgeons in the world who has dedicated his practice specifically to the surgical care of the cervical spine. Due to this unique specialty, Dr. Riew is experienced in everything from minimally invasive procedures such as artificial disc replacements to complex revision spinal deformity correction surgeries.

Our Approach to Care

Customizing Your Treatment

Our Approach to Care

We focus on wellness and prevention, offering both nonsurgical and surgical treatments. Our team will help you understand your options and work with you to make the best choices to meet your needs.

Whenever possible, we try to treat your neck pain without surgery, using approaches such as physical therapy or injections. If you need surgery, our world-renowned cervical spine surgeons regularly perform neck operations using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. These operations are performed with the utmost attention to your safety, function, and comfort. Working together, we can find a solution to your neck pain and get you back to doing the things you enjoy.

Our Team

Experienced Cervical Spine Specialists

Our Team

Och Spine is backed by world-class Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medicine doctors who treat patients with neck pain in New York and globally.

Our multidisciplinary team of neck pain specialists—including top orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgeons, rehabilitation medicine physicians, nurses, and physical therapists—are committed to helping you feel better and move better.

Meet our spine care team