Chronic Neck and Arm Pain Can Affect Your Quality of Life
Neck pain can occur anywhere from the bottom of the head to the top of the shoulders. It can also spread to your upper back or arms, limiting how much you can move your head and neck. Chronic neck pain can leave you feeling fatigued, anxious and depressed, and seriously diminish your quality of life. Some patients complain of numbness and tingling in the hands, or they may have trouble sleeping or trouble driving because of neck stiffness.
How Pain Referral Confuses the Brain
A pinched nerve in the neck can cause pain and soreness in other parts of the body, including muscle soreness in the neck, the top of the shoulders or shoulder blades. A pinched nerve in the neck can also precipitate headaches, numbness in the face and migraines. Nerve pinching in the neck can also lead to pain, numbness or tingling in the arm, biceps, forearm and hand. Most chronic pain does not require surgery. Neck Pain Treatment options are available.
Neck Pain Treatment for Severe Pain
When severe neck pain strikes, it can be difficult to focus on completing the simplest everyday tasks. Dr. Callewart and the skilled C3Spine staff understand how pain affects the body. We are ready to address your neck pain issues with sophisticated treatment plans developed to meet your specific needs and provide significant relief from severe neck pain.
Common Causes of Neck Pain
- Muscle strains
- Trauma or injury to the muscles, tendons, or ligaments
- Herniated cervical disc
Neck pain may be a symptom of trauma due to job-related injury or strenuous activity from repetitive or heavy lifting. Neck pain sufferers may feel stiffness or knots in the neck, limiting range of motion.
Cervical Spinal Stenosis Treatment
Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the central spinal canal) is another major source of chronic neck pain. This narrowing causes compression of the spinal cord and surrounding nerve roots which can be a source of cramping or shooting pain, or numbness in the neck, back, arms or shoulders. For cervical spinal stenosis sufferers, the shoulders and upper extremities are most commonly affected.
Don’t Suffer with Severe Neck Pain – Get Quality Care
Personalized Orthopedic Care for Chronic Back Pain
Dr. Craig C. Callewart provides comprehensive treatment options to patients suffering from severe neck pain in Dallas and Addison, Texas.
Neck Pain Conditions
Degenerative Disc Disease
Neck Pain Treatments
Micro Discectomy / Laminectomy
Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion
Cervical Disc Replacement
Cervical Posterior Fusion
Epidural Steroid Injections