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Are You Dealing With Neck Pain?
By Wilson Almonte MD
June 19, 2020
Tags: neck pain  

We can help you get your neck pain under control so you can get back to doing what you love.

While falling asleep in a funny position or lifting weights may cause you to deal with a sore, achy neck, this problem is one that will go away fairly quickly on its own with a little rest. But what happens when your neck pain becomes constant, nagging or severe? From chronic joint pain to acute injuries, our Victoria and Sugar Land, TX, pain doctors Dr. Wilson Almonte and Dr. Ted Lin at Victoria Pain & Rehabilitation Center in Victoria, TX, as well as Brazos Pain Management in Sugar Land, TX, can provide you with the treatment and long-term care you need to effectively manage neck pain.

The Causes of Neck Pain

In order to treat your neck pain effectively, we need to first determine what’s causing your neck pain. There is a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries that can leave you with a stiff, painful neck. These include,

  • Whiplash (a neck injury typically caused by a car accident or sports incident)
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Parkinson’s disease

As you can see, our pain specialists can treat pain caused by everything from acute targeted joint pain to chronic systemic conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, which can impact how the body feels and functions as a whole.

Acute neck pain treatment is focused on ways to ease pain while also promoting a faster healing process; however, those dealing with chronic conditions that cause significant pain or mobility issues may require more intensive treatment options. When it comes to managing chronic neck pain our goal is to seek treatment designed to reduce pain and inflammation while improving functionality and mobility throughout the rest of your life.

Chronic pain rehabilitation and physical therapy programs can be highly effective in treating chronic neck pain. We can show you specialized exercises that can help you manage your symptoms and also make it possible for certain patients to return to work.

Other ways to treat neck pain may include,

  • Epidural steroid injections: can greatly reduce pain and swelling of the neck
  • Facet joint injection: often used on patients dealing with arthritis or severe spinal injuries
  • Radiofrequency ablation: a minimally invasive procedure that temporarily “silences” the nerves that send pain signals to the brain to reduce neck and back pain

Turn to the expert pain specialists Dr. Wilson Almonte and Dr. Ted Lin. We are offering telemedicine visits to our patients dealing with preexisting chronic pain conditions such as joint and neck pain, that require maintenance and ongoing care. To contact us please call (361) 575-2882 for Victoria Pain & Rehabilitation Center  in Victoria, TX, or (281) 240-4300 for Brazos Pain Management in Sugar Land, TX.

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