Neck Pain

The Sprintz Center -  - Pain Management

The Sprintz Center

Pain Management located in Shenandoah, TX

Your neck is the most flexible part of your spine and a common source of pain. If you have neck pain that interferes with your daily life, the team of triple board-certified physicians Kenneth Wu, MD, Thomas White, MD, and Yoann Millet, MD, at The Sprintz Center in Shenandoah, Texas, can help. They take an integrative and holistic approach to neck pain, offering many innovative treatments and therapies to help you get long-term relief. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Neck Pain Q & A

What is neck pain?

Neck pain refers to any type of discomfort you feel in your neck. This discomfort may include muscle aches from poor posture or sharp pain that radiates into your head, arms, or upper back. 

Your neck is the most flexible part of your spine and supports the weight and mobility of your head. However, the structure and function of your neck make it more vulnerable to conditions that cause pain. 

Though neck pain is common and not always a major medical concern, chronic neck pain may signify an underlying structural problem. The Sprintz Center team specializes in diagnosing and treating acute and chronic neck pain and can help you get relief from your discomfort. 

What causes neck pain?

Poor posture, overuse, and age-related degenerative spine changes may lead to neck pain. Common conditions that may cause neck pain include:

  • Pinched or trapped nerves
  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Neck joint arthritis
  • Spinal tightness
  • Slipped vertebral bones
  • Muscle pain and spasms
  • Spine fractures
  • Surgical procedures

Whiplash following a rear-end car accident is also a common cause of neck pain. When left untreated, whiplash may lead to chronic neck pain and headaches. 

What happens during a neck pain evaluation?

When you visit The Sprintz Center for a neck pain evaluation, you can expect a patient-centered exam. The team takes an integrative and holistic approach to care, working together to find the source of your neck pain so they can design the most effective treatment plan.

Your provider reviews your symptoms, medical history, occupation, and daily routine. They also ask about your medical history and perform a thorough physical exam. 

Your provider may request additional testing, such as imaging studies, to make the correct diagnosis.

How is neck pain treated?

The team at The Sprintz Center creates individual treatment plans for neck pain based on your diagnosis, the severity of your symptoms, and your medical history. The pain management practice offers many treatment options and design plans to provide long-term pain relief.

Your neck pain treatment plan may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Head or neck injections
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Ketamine infusion
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Hypnosis
  • Relaxation training
  • Coping skills
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Aqua therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Biofeedback
  • Hypnosis

The team takes a whole-body approach to pain management and works closely with you to design a plan that eases your neck pain and improves your quality of life.

Schedule an appointment with the pain management experts at The Sprintz Center by calling the office or booking online today.