Head & Neck Pain
Neck pain is widespread and a frequent reason for visits to a doctor.
It can occasionally occur secondary to an injury or trauma, although most commonly presents without a specific incident.
Head & Neck Pain
Like the low back, neck pain can come from many sources. The pain could be secondary to a muscle strain/spasm, facet joint inflammation and/or arthritis, herniated disk, spinal stenosis, or pinched nerve. It can also happen that in today’s electronic age, we are looking at our phones more, sitting at desks that may not have a proper ergonomic setup, and suffering from poor posture.
Moreover, some patients have fibromyalgia or other myofascial pain syndromes. Neck pain resulting in tight muscles and muscle spasms can lead to headaches, as many of the muscles attach to the base of the skull. The occipital nerves are located at the base of the skull and can cause pain in the head, which may radiate to the face. Some patients have an early form of a muscle spasm condition called cervical dystonia, which can lead to abnormal head/neck posture and considerable pain.
Pain can be isolated to the neck region itself and they may have sharp, stabbing, aching, pulsing, electrical sensations, burning, with associated numbness. It can also radiate into the scalp and may be associated with headaches.
Some patients will describe pain radiating into the shoulder blades and mid back area. If the nerve inflammation is significant, patients may experience pain, numbness, and even weakness in the arms and/or hands. An MRI, CT, or NCS/EMG may be necessary to determine the source of pain and optimal treatment better.
Nonsurgical treatment options include, but are not limited to, trigger point injections, epidural steroid or Regenerative Medicine Therapy injections, facet joint injections with steroid or Regenerative Medicine Therapy, radiofrequency ablation (burning of the nerves), nerve blocks, interferential stimulation, biowave, trigger point injections, protein rich plasma (PrP), epidural and physical therapy.
You can get an appointment with a Head and Neck Pain Doctor in The Woodlands at 3R Regenerative Medicine.
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