What You Need to Know About Neck Pain
Neck pain can be caused by any number of conditions from poor posture, injury, herniated cervical disc, or strains.
Neck pain affects the flexibility of your body, reducing your range of movement. Without proper care, the pain can progress and worsen over time and may radiate down your back and spread to other parts of your body.
Some causes of neck pain include:
- Sports injury – especially contact sports
- Poor posture in general
- Craning your neck
- Hunching over a desk all day
- Sustaining trauma or injury such as whiplash
- Neck strain
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Cervical spondylosis
Behaviors that distort the natural alignment of your neck like sitting at a computer too long, falling asleep in a sitting position or carrying heavy objects on your shoulder cab cause pain in your neck.
Neck And Spine Pain Center In Houston
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms in Houston, schedule an appointment with Dr. G. Alexander West, one of the most recognized top neurosurgeons in the United States. As the resident doctor in our neck and spine center, he specializes in every kind of back and neck pain including cervical pain and other conditions. His expertise in micro-neurosurgery, back-disc surgery and spine surgery, and other non-invasive and minimally-invasive procedures can help relieve severe pain in the neck, back and shoulder, back of the head and muscles.
Schedule an appointment today to get started.