Neck Pain 2018-01-15T16:20:52+00:00

Neck Pain

The neck is very susceptible to injuries.  Injuries to the neck, more commonly referred to as the cervical spine, can also cause permanent nerve damage.  The cervical spine is composed of seven vertebrae, with delicate joints responsible for all mobility of the neck.  AS your neck is very flexible, it has limited muscle support leading to a higher risk of injury.

Intervertebral discs located between each vertebra play a key role in allowing movement of the neck, but can also be very easily damaged.  When healthy, these intervertebral discs act as “cushions” for individual bones of the spine.  A multitude of factors can contribute to your cervical pain, and should be addressed with a physician immediately.

What’s Causing My Neck Pain?

Problems that originate in the cervical spine may be associated with tingling and numbness of the extremities, muscle weakness, and pain extending to the shoulders and arms.  Common causes of neck pain include but are not limited to:

  • Degenerative conditions
  • Acute injuries (sudden trauma)
  • Abnormalities of the cervical spine (arthritis/spinal stenosis/herniated disc)
  • Muscle strains

When should I call my doctor?

At Tomaszek Neurosurgical Associates, we are able to assess the factors causing your pain and directly treat those issues with both surgical and non-surgical approaches.  You should consult our physician immediately if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Neck pain following trauma (car accidents/sports injury/falling)
  • Fever or severe headache along with neck pain
  • Bladder control loss/impairment with subsequent neck pain
  • No improvement in pain after 72 hours of home treatment (hot/cold therapy, over the counter medications)
  • Neck pain lasting longer than two months (chronic pain)
  • Difficulty moving/instability due to neck pain
  • Numbness, weakness, or tingling in your extremities along with neck pain
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Dr. Tomaszek will assess each patient individually, creating a unique treatment regimen tailored to every concern you may have. A MRI and other diagnostic studies will likely be obtained in order to throughly examine the underlying pain causes. Located in the Spring/Woodlands area, schedule your consultation appointment today!
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