Neck Pain Specialist
At Evolution Pain and Spine in League City and Lake Jackson Texas, Sunil Thomas, MD, a double board-certified interventional pain management and physical medicine specialist, helps many patients find relief from chronic and acute neck pain. He offers comprehensive exams and customized treatment plans to relieve your neck pain and heal the underlying cause. Don’t ignore neck pain; call Evolution Pain and Spine or schedule a consultation online today.
Neck Pain Q&A
- Muscle tension
- Injuries like whiplash
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- While many of these conditions are out of your control, your lifestyle can significantly affect your risk of developing neck pain.
For example, poor posture is a common cause of neck pain. The average American spends more than five hours a day with their head tilted down to scroll through their phone.
Additionally, if you spend your day working at a desk and your work station isn’t set up correctly, you might have to tilt your head up or down to see your screen.
However, if your pain doesn’t subside in a day or two — or if it gets worse — make an appointment with Dr. Thomas at Evolution Pain and Spine.
Additionally, if your pain is so severe that you can’t move your head or you know you sustained an injury, contact Dr. Thomas right away.
He also performs a physical exam, feeling your neck for signs of inflammation or injury. When necessary, he orders digital imaging studies like X-rays and MRIs. He might also use nerve conduction studies to identify nerve damage.
Treatment plans are usually multidisciplinary, combining therapies to approach your condition in several ways. Depending on your needs, your treatment plan for neck pain might include:
- Physical therapy
- Epidural steroid injections
- Spinal cord stimulator
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Regenerative medicine
- Dr. Thomas can prescribe medication but prefers to apply interventional pain management techniques that address the cause of your pain instead of masking it.
If you have neck pain that’s interfering with your life, call Evolution Pain and Spine or make an appointment online today.