Neck pain is a common problem, affecting many adults at some point in their lives. The pain can be limited to the neck and shoulders, or it can radiate down the arms and even into the hands. It can feel like a dull ache or like an electric shock. If you experience tingling or numbness in the shoulder or arms, don’t ignore it—see a Nobilis Health orthopedic specialist right away.
Neck Pain Causes
There are many possible causes of neck pain. Sometimes it’s caused by things like carrying a heavy backpack or purse on one shoulder or by using poor posture. Other times it’s caused by conditions you don’t have control over, such as:
- Herniated discs
- Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Bulging Disc
- Impact Injury (e.g., from whiplash)
- Cervical Spondylosis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Nobilis Health utilizes the best tools, instruments, and team at our Plano Surgical Hospital location, to determine the right prognosis for our patients.
Neck Pain Treatments at Plano Surgical Hospital
Neck pain from muscle tension or strain usually goes away on its own within a few days. Applying ice or heat, stretching your neck muscles, massaging the sore area, and using over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen can help. Neck pain that continues for several weeks or months may signal an underlying problem that requires steroid injections or neck surgery. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Kevin James, will try non-surgical treatments first. If these methods don’t improve your pain, he may recommend neck surgery. Dr. James utilizes the most advanced medical techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to perform surgery. Common surgical procedures to relieve neck pain include:
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion (ACDF): A procedure to remove a herniated or degenerated disc in the neck.
- Cervical Laminectomy: A procedure to relieve pressure on the spine caused by cervical spinal stenosis.
Other Conditions We Treat
The professional team of Nobilis Health physicians at our Plano Surgical Hospital treat the full range of orthopedic problems. We take a patient-centered approach to care, making your needs our first priority. In addition to neck pain, our orthopedic team treats all the following:
- Back pain and related injuries/disorders
- Shoulder pain and related injuries/disorders
- Knee pain and related injuries/disorders
- Hip pain and related injuries/disorders
- Ankle pain and related injuries/disorders
Schedule Your Spine Surgeon Consultation
Our expert orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Kevin James, is currently seeing new patients for neck pain. Please call 817-310-8783 to schedule a consultation at his Southlake office, or send us a message using our contact form. You’re in good hands with Dr. Kevin James and the entire Nobilis Health team at our Plano Surgical Hospital.