Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Treats Conditions That Cause Neck and Back Pain in Houston, Cypress & Tomball, TX
Neck and back pain can result from a variety of underlying conditions. The key to finding effective relief is an accurate diagnosis. For comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services, many people from Houston, Cypress, Tomball and other nearby Texas cities turn to R. Alexander Mohr, MD, at Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
As a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Mohr is committed to helping each patient find the most conservative treatment approach that will provide meaningful pain relief. After diagnosing a cervical or lumbar spine condition, he talks one on one with the patient, reviewing the imaging scans, explaining the treatment options and discussing the physiology behind each. Typically, he can offer several potential ways to address spinal discomfort. Firmly positioned at the leading edge of neck and back pain treatment, Dr. Mohr is continually developing new treatment techniques—and teaching others how to perform them.
What causes neck pain?
The cervical region of the spine (neck) is highly flexible and supports the full weight of the head, both of which make the neck susceptible to pain and stiffness. In addition to general wear and tear, cervical spine conditions can result from:
- A fall that causes the neck to forcefully jerk back and forth
- A vehicle accident, especially a rear-impact collision
- A bout of heavy lifting
- A strained neck muscle, which can be caused by working at a computer, reading in bed and other repetitive activities
- A collision during a contact sport, such as football, wrestling, martial arts, basketball, hockey or lacrosse
- A blow to the head from a falling object or assault
- A diving accident
- The natural aging process
What causes low back pain?
The spinal column provides structural support and balance to the entire body, allowing it to move and maintain an upright position. Because the bulk of the spine’s weight load centers on the lower back, the lumbar region sustains a significant amount of stress, making low back pain very common. Additionally, lumbar spine conditions can result from:
- Repetitive bending and twisting
- Lifting, pushing and pulling heavy objects
- Poor posture
- Prolonged sitting
- Excess body weight
- Muscle weakness
- A sedentary lifestyle
- Trauma, such as a collision or direct blow to the back
- Age-related degeneration
There’s no need to allow a cervical or lumbar spine condition to diminish your quality of life. At Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Dr. Mohr welcomes athletes, weekend warriors and anyone else who is seeking relief from neck and back pain. Contact us to schedule an appointment at our office in Houston or Cypress, TX.