Neck Pain | Houston, TX
Do you have headaches or pain in your shoulders and arms? If so, that pain could actually originate from your neck. With the increase in technology, people are spending large amounts of time using a computer, tablet, Smartphone and gaming devices. Unfortunately, many individuals are not using proper body mechanics which can cause muscle strain, and in turn cause neck pain. Neck pain can be initiated from the discs, muscles, or nerves.
The neck, or cervical spine, is made up of seven vertebrae, discs, ligaments, muscles, tendons and nerves. Neck pain can cause discomfort in the shoulders and shoulder blade, as well as the upper or lower arm. Neck pain can occur intermittently or constantly. The neck may be prone to stresses and injury due to the fact that (because) it is highly flexible. Neck pain can also develop after traumatic injuries from motor vehicle crashes as well as other sports and activities such as football, soccer, lacrosse, boxing, wrestling, and basketball.
If you are tired of dealing with neck pain by yourself, the physicians at Houston Spine & Sports Medicine are ready to help. Our physicians have years of experience diagnosing and treating neck pain. During your visit, Dr. Shaun Lehmann will obtain a comprehensive medical history, complete a physical exam, and if necessary will order diagnostic testing. The physician will then discuss your condition with you and develop an individualized treatment plan that best fits your condition.
The neck may be prone to stresses and injury due to the fact that (because) it is highly flexible. Neck pain can also develop after traumatic injuries from motor vehicle crashes as well as other sports and activities such as football, soccer, lacrosse, boxing, wrestling, and basketball.
Non-Surgical Treatment for Neck Pain in Houston
Dr. Shaun Lehmann at Houston Spine & Sports Medicine specializes in non-surgical neck treatments that help restore your own natural healing processes during the recovery phase. In most cases the cause of neck pain does not require surgery; however there are some cases in which surgical treatment is required. At Houston Spine & Sports Medicine, there are many non-surgical treatment options available, and after your initial evaluation a treatment plan will be formulated that is best for your condition.
Common Diagnosis for Neck Pain:
- Muscle Strain
- Myofascial Pain
- Occipital Neuralgia
- Cervical Facet Pain
- Cervical Disc Disease
- Disc Bulge
- Cervical Spinal Stenosis
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Autoimmune Conditions
Neck Pain Treatment Options:
- Physical Therapy
- Trigger Point Injection
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
- IMS/Medical Acupuncture
- Laser Therapy
- Cervical Disc Decompression Traction