Neck Pain Specialist

Chronic Pain Relief

Basem Abdelfattah, MD

Pain Management Specialist located in Dallas, TX & Frisco, TX

Researchers estimate that by the time today’s school children reach college, they will have spent 10,000 hours hunched over their cell phones. Our dependence on computers and cell phones affects our posture, causing neck pain and other spinal problems. At Chronic Pain Relief in Dallas, Dr. Basem Abdelfattah alleviates neck pain so you can stand tall and feel great. To schedule an appointment, call or use the online booking tool.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain is a complex condition with many potential causes. It may involve any of the bones, discs, joints, muscles, or nerves in your neck. It can make it difficult to turn to one side or to move your head up and down. Neck pain that affects your nerves can cause numbness, tingling, or weakness down into your arms and fingers.

Common causes of neck pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Poor posture
  • Ruptured disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sprains and strains

How do I prevent neck pain?

Neck pain may indicate a serious underlying condition that is not preventable. However, for many people, small lifestyle changes can improve your overall spinal health and offer noticeable pain relief.

Carry with caution

Bend at the knees and use your legs when lifting or putting down heavy items. Lighten your load whenever possible. Carry only the essentials in your bag for reduced strain on your back, neck, and shoulders.

Rethink your posture

It may take a bit of practice to break old habits, but good posture is your best defense against severe neck pain. Keep your shoulders over your hips and your ears over your shoulders when sitting or standing.

Sleep sensibly

Sleeping in a good position reduces neck stiffness and soreness in the morning. Sleep on your back or side with your body in a straight line. To avoid bending your neck at an unnatural angle, use pillows that aren’t too high or too flat.

How is neck pain treated?

Dr. Abdelfattah offers several treatment options for lingering neck pain that isn’t relieved with simple posture corrections or lifestyle adjustments. These treatments include:

  • Injections: medication is injected near the nerve roots of the neck for temporary pain relief
  • Medication: a balanced medication regimen including anti-inflammatories, pain relievers, and muscle relaxants helps reduce pain
  • Physical therapy: strengthening exercises, heat and cold therapies, and massage decrease pain and improve mobility
  • Spinal cord stimulation: mild electrical stimulation blocks the sensation of pain from reaching the brain

Dr. Abdelfattah uses the most advanced pain relief techniques available today. While forming your treatment plan, he considers any lifestyle and emotional stressors that may contribute to your neck pain.

For a personalized pain evaluation, call or book your appointment online today.