General Neck Pain
Neck pain is a common issue that can range from a nuisance to a debilitating condition. While most neck pain is caused by a simple strain or pinched nerve and typically resolves on its own, there are instances when neck pain can be chronic and caused by something more serious.
At the Kelsey-Seybold Spine Center, we begin by determining the cause of your neck pain. Overuse and overextension are the main reasons for minor, temporary neck pain. In these cases, our spine specialists will provide treatment through methods like medication, chiropractic care, or yoga.
If you have pain that has lasted several weeks or even months, it's likely that the cause is an issue with the cervical spine. Some possible causes include:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis with myelopathy
- Foraminal stenosis
Even in cases of chronic pain, our spine specialists will pursue evidence-based, nonsurgical treatments, which may include physical therapy, acupuncture, medication, or trigger point injections. But when surgery is the best option, our neurosurgeon affiliates are highly skilled in the latest procedures.
If you’re experiencing unexplained or chronic neck pain, the spine specialists at the Kelsey-Seybold Spine Center in Houston can run necessary diagnostic tests and provide a plan to alleviate your neck pain.