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Neck Pain Specialist

Samir Fahed, MD -  - Pain Management

Texas Pain And Regenerative Medicine

Samir Fahed, MD

Pain Management & Alternative Medicine located in Houston, TX

Neck pain, medically known as cervical pain, can disrupt your sleep and make it difficult for you to turn your head while driving, among other issues. With the help of board-certified pain management specialist Samir Fahed, MD, you can get started on comprehensive neck pain treatment at Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine in Sugar Land and Dickinson, Texas. Whether your neck pain is an occasional issue or a daily problem, Dr. Fahed can help. Click the online scheduler to book your exam or call the location nearest you to schedule by phone.

Neck Pain Q & A

Why do I have neck pain?

Neck pain can occur because of damage or injury to neck bones, muscles, connective tissues, protective discs, or other components. It’s even possible to have more than one issue occurring concurrently. If you have neck pain, it could be a sign of:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Strain from whiplash
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Pinched nerve
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Fibromyalgia 

While rare, sometimes neck pain is a sign of an infection, such as tuberculosis, osteomyelitis, or meningitis.

When should I see a doctor for neck pain?

Your neck shouldn’t cause you pain, even if it seems minor or infrequent. At Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine, you can meet with Dr. Fahed, who provides comprehensive diagnostic testing to confirm the source of your neck pain. Dr. Fahed encourages you to book an exam if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Numbness or muscle weakness in your limbs
  • Range of motion issues 
  • Sharp or shooting pains

You should also come to Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine if your neck pain makes it increasingly difficult to fall or stay asleep, which can lead to daytime drowsiness. Before any of these symptoms affect you another day, schedule an evaluation with Dr. Fahed. 

How does a doctor treat neck pain?

Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine provides the most up-to-date neck pain treatments available. Once Dr. Fahed diagnoses you, he discusses treatment solutions, which may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Muscle relaxants 
  • Cortisone injections
  • Topical numbing creams
  • Epidural steroid injections 
  • Stem cell or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Neck immobilization with bracing or a collar
  • Medications to reduce pain and inflammation

Dr. Fahed even teaches you neck strengthening and stretching exercises you can perform daily to improve your neck function. He ensures your treatment plan provides lasting relief from neck pain and lowers your risk of ongoing issues.

Occasionally, surgery is necessary to correct degenerative issues or treat injuries. Dr. Fahed generally reserves surgery as a last resort if conservative measures aren’t effective. 

Before suffering from neck pain another day, see how Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine can help. Book your neck pain evaluation either online or over the phone with either office today.