Jeff M. Arthur, MD
Interventional Pain Specialist located in Kingwood, TX
Neck pain can range from mildly distracting to disabling. When you suffer from chronic neck pain, your daily function — and your mood — can suffer. Consult Dr. Jeff M. Arthur who offers interventional pain management strategies to help reduce or eliminate neck pain. If you live in Kingwood, Texas, or the surrounding area, call his office or book an appointment online to learn more about pain management strategies for your neck pain.
Neck Pain Q & A
When should I see a doctor for neck pain?
Mild neck pain usually resolves with rest and at-home therapies, such as hot and cold packs and over-the-counter medications, within a few days or weeks. However, certain symptoms suggest you should seek medical attention for neck pain, including pain that:
- Spreads to the upper back, shoulders, or arms
- Worsens with movement
- Makes your neck feel stiff or tender and that interferes with your range of motion
- Is accompanied by headaches
Chronic neck pain can cause fatigue, depression, and anxiety.
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain can result from a traumatic injury, such as a tackle in sports or an automobile accident. Issues in the discs of the cervical spine can also cause neck pain.
Suspect nerve pain if you suffer from numbness or weakness in your arm or hand. Shocking pain that radiates into your arms or leg are other possible symptoms of nerve compression.
Poor posture, degeneration of the vertebrae in the cervical spine, narrowing of the spinal canal, arthritis of the neck, or a herniated disc are other neck issues that may be causing your pain. Prolonged work at a computer or another work position that keeps your neck in an awkward shape can also cause chronic pain.
How is neck pain treated?
Dr. Arthur’s goal is to help you find alternatives to prescription opioid pain management. He uses a combination of physical therapy, minimally invasive injections, and other procedures such as radio frequency nerve ablation to help control your pain.
He reviews your symptoms and performs a thorough physical exam to determine what types of movements aggravate your pain. He also considers your medical history and lifestyle when diagnosing a possible cause of your neck pain. Dr. Arthur may order imaging tests, blood tests, and other screening tests, as needed.
Dr. Arthur’s goal is to help you find alternatives to prescription pain management. He uses a combination of physical therapy, minimally invasive injections, and other minor procedures to help control your pain.
If you suffer from chronic neck pain that interferes with your quality of life, contact interventional pain specialist Dr. Jeff M. Arthur for relief. Call or book an appointment online today.