Cervicalgia Treated in Houston, Cypress & Tomball, TX
A general term used to describe certain types of neck pain, cervicalgia is very common. It may be easy to understand why when you consider that the muscles in your neck are constantly working to support the considerable weight of your head. In addition to localized neck pain, cervicalgia can cause stiffness, tightness, muscle weakness, and burning sensations in your neck, as well as headaches. However, unlike the symptoms of other cervical conditions, cervicalgia will not radiate to other areas of your body, such as your arms and hands.
If you have been formally diagnosed with cervicalgia, your next step is to work with a qualified physician who can pinpoint the cause. For instance, your neck may have been strained by improper posture, poor ergonomics, repetitive movements, or sudden trauma (such as whiplash from a car accident). Or, perhaps you unconsciously clench your neck muscles in response to stress.
How Is Cervicalgia Treated?
Because every patient and every bout of neck pain is unique, cervicalgia treatment can vary and individualized treatment is essential. R. Alexander Mohr, MD, a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon who practices with Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Houston, Cypress, and Tomball, Texas, works closely with each patient to determine the underlying cause of cervicalgia.
In many cases, neck pain is mild and tolerable and will resolve on its own. If you require treatment for cervicalgia, Dr. Mohr may suggest a customized regimen of:
- Postural improvement
- Activity modifications
- Ergonomic adjustments
- Hot and cold therapy
- Targeted stretches and exercises
- Therapeutic massage
- A supportive cervical collar
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
If your cervicalgia is very severe or does not improve with nonsurgical therapy, Dr. Mohr will help you explore your surgical treatment options.
Talk With Dr. Mohr
Dr. Mohr offers a full range of treatments for cervicalgia and other cervical spine conditions. If you’ve developed a persistent “crick in your neck” and you need help managing it, contact Dr. Mohr’s office to request an appointment. You may choose to visit his location in Houston, Cypress, or Tomball, TX.