Neck Pain Specialist

Regional Pain Care Center

Pain Management Physicians located in Allen, TX

There’s a reason why when something’s a pain in the neck, it means it’s difficult and nagging. Actual neck pain is that, and more, often preventing you from functioning normally. At Regional Pain Care Center in Allen, Texas, the team of highly-trained pain specialists is well-equipped to handle neck pain of any kind, using a combination of techniques that will have you turning your head freely. To find relief from your neck pain, call or book an appointment online.

Neck Pain Q & A

Regional Pain Care Center

What is the neck?

At the core of your neck is your cervical spine, which is made up of seven small vertebrae, each separated by discs and surrounded by a network of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.  

All of these work together to perform three very important tasks:

  • Provide support and movement for your head
  • Provide safe passage for your spinal cord
  • Ensure blood flow to your brain

 

In effect, your neck serves as the primary support for your entire command center up above.

 

What are the different types of neck pain?

There are many different types of neck pain, and it’s important to make a distinction since it helps the doctors at Regional Pain Care Center make a quick diagnosis to get you on the proper pain treatment plan. Neck pain presents itself most often as:

  • A nagging pain
  • Pain that radiates down your shoulder blade and arms
  • Acute pain in one area
  • Pain when moving

In addition to the pain, you may also feel stiffness or numbness and tingling that radiates.

 

What causes neck pain?

The most common causes of neck pain are:

  • Injury, such as whiplash
  • Herniated disc
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Cervical spondylosis

 

Pain Care Center, and yours may be different. The important thing is to come in and get a diagnosis and treatment plan as soon as possible.

 

What is the treatment for neck pain?

There are many ways the pain specialists at Regional Pain Care Center approach neck pain. Armed with a diagnosis of your pain, the team typically turns to one, or a combination of, the following:

  • Facet injections
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Physical therapy
  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Stem cell therapy

 

The primary goal of the doctors is to relieve your immediate pain, while also restoring any lost mobility. The neck is a delicate area, so a multi-pronged approach that quiets the nerve irritation while increasing your strength and ability to heal properly leads to the longest-lasting results.

The doctors understand that everyone’s needs and priorities are different, so they come up with solutions that align with your unique goals.

If neck pain is hampering your ability to go about your life, call Regional Pain Care Center, or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.