D3 Pain Management
Dan D DuBose, MD
Pain Management Specialist located in Willow Park, TX
Neck pain can affect every aspect of your life, from your ability to perform your duties at work to your sleep quality. Dan DuBose, MD, and the providers at D3 Pain Management in Willow Park, Texas, know how frustrating it can be to live with neck pain. That’s why they offer a variety of interventional treatments to relieve your pain and minimize your chances of reinjury. To schedule an appointment, call D3 Pain Management or book a visit online today.
Neck Pain Q & A
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain is one of the most common complaints people have when visiting the doctor, missing work, and sitting out from activities they enjoy. Something as simple as poor posture or working at a desk for too long can lead to chronic pain in the neck. Other common causes of neck pain include:
Your neck is vulnerable to a wide range of serious injuries that can interfere with its range of motion. Sports, car accidents, and sudden falls can all cause the muscles and ligaments in the neck to stretch further than they should. One of the most common neck injuries is whiplash — a sudden jerking of the head that can lead to chronic neck pain.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes fatigue and chronic pain, particularly in the neck and shoulders.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that can lead to pain and stiffness in the neck. Without treatment, rheumatoid arthritis typically worsens as you age.
A herniated disc occurs when the soft discs that provide a cushion between your vertebrae bulge through the spine. This can lead to both neck and back pain and may also cause muscle spasms.
What are the symptoms of neck pain?
Some of the most common signs and symptoms of chronic neck pain are:
- Dull ache
- Sharp pain
- Weakness in the arms
- Throat pain
- Muscle pain
- Tingling in the arms
If your pain worsens, it can even interfere with the range of motion in your neck, making it difficult to turn your head without discomfort.
How is neck pain treated?
Once D3 Pain Management determines the cause of your neck pain, your doctor can recommend the following interventional treatments:
There are a variety of injections that can relieve pain and inflammation in your neck, including epidural steroid injections, joint injections, muscle injections, and nerve blocks. Many of these treatments contain a steroid or anesthetic that significantly reduces pain at the source and relieves inflammation.
If you’re living with a chronic condition like arthritis, or you’ve recently suffered an injury, such as whiplash, physical therapy can help strengthen your muscles and improve flexibility in your neck to relieve pain.
Radiofrequency nerve ablation
Radiofrequency nerve ablation uses targeted heat to prevent nerves from sending pain signals to your brain. This treatment is especially effective at reducing neck and back pain.
Spinal cord stimulation
During spinal cord stimulation, your doctor surgically places a device underneath your skin that sends electrical currents to the spine. This prevents pain signals from reaching your brain.
D3 Pain Management offers modern interventional treatments to help relieve neck pain. Schedule an appointment with a pain management specialist by calling the office or by booking online today.