Neck Pain

Neck Pain offered in Rockwall, Wylie, Forney, Terrell and Royse City, TX

About Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common complaint and not always a serious concern. However, if you have severe pain from an injury or chronic neck pain, the team of skilled orthopaedic surgeons at Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas in Rockwall, Wylie, Forney, and Terrell, Texas, can help. They take a patient-centered approach to care, creating plans with you to help you get immediate and long-term relief from your neck pain. Call the office closest to you today or book an appointment online.

Neck Pain Q & A

Why do I have neck pain?

You can develop neck pain from many causes. The type of pain you feel may help uncover the source of your discomfort. 

If your pain is dull and achy and occurs at the end of a long day working at your computer, you may have muscle strain from poor posture. If your pain radiates into your arms, you may have an injury or a more chronic condition affecting the structure of your cervical spine, like spinal stenosis. 

Causes of neck pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Herniated disc
  • Whiplash
  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
  • Muscle strain
  • Stress

Neck pain is becoming more common because of technology. Bending your head to work on your laptop or watch the news on your smartphone places extra weight and stress on the neck. Over time, the constant bending and stress may speed up the degenerative changes, leading to chronic neck pain. 

When should I seek help for neck pain?

You should schedule a consultation for neck pain at Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas if your pain is from an acute injury, an ongoing problem, or causes numbness and tingling in your arms or hands.

The team at Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas provides comprehensive care for musculoskeletal conditions that affect all ages, including children, teens, and adults. From sports injuries to arthritis, you can count on the orthopaedic specialists to create a plan that best meets your needs.

They conduct thorough evaluations to determine the cause of your neck pain, reviewing symptoms and medical history and performing a physical exam. They also request imaging tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. 

I don’t want surgery. What treatments can ease my neck pain?

Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas takes a patient-centered approach to care, working with you to develop a plan that fits your lifestyle and goals. Most causes of neck pain improve without surgery. 

The team at Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas offers many nonsurgical pain management options, including:

  • Activity modification
  • Occupational therapy
  • Posture therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Epidural steroid injections

If you continue to have severe neck pain that limits functions, the team may talk to you about surgical interventions to treat the root cause of your discomfort. 

Call Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas today or schedule an appointment online to get relief from your neck pain.