Neck pain can be caused by many things – from injuries, herniated discs, and spinal fractures to pinched nerves and conditions such as arthritis and spondylolisthesis. For some patients, neck pain comes and goes, while others deal with chronic neck pain. Regardless of the cause and type, experiencing neck pain can greatly diminish your quality of life.
The expert team of doctors at UT Southwestern’s Spine Center specializes in all available evidence-based treatments for neck pain – both surgical and nonsurgical. We offer our patients the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies and techniques, including nerve-conduction studies, therapeutic injections, and specialized spine imaging.
When surgery is required, our skilled surgeons often can perform minimally invasive procedures, which reduce recovery time.
Our multidisciplinary team approach allows you access to neurosurgeons, orthopaedists, and other specialists with one call. We strive to coordinate, facilitate, and expedite patient care, saving our patients time.
Our goal is to partner with our patients in their care, get them back to health as soon as possible, and help them achieve the best outcomes.
If you’re suffering from neck pain, we’ll conduct a physical examination and order spine imaging and other studies to determine its cause. Tests, procedures, and studies used to evaluate and diagnose neck pain may include:
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Myelography, an imaging procedure for the spine
- Bone scans
- Nerve conduction studies
- Measurement of curve of spine (scoliometer screening)
After diagnosis, we’ll make sure you see the right experts to treat your specific symptoms. Spine Center specialists treat neck pain with a complete spectrum of multidisciplinary therapies that include:
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation
- Pain management treatments
- Epidural steroid injections, cortisone facet injections, and nerve root blocks
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
We’ll create a care plan that minimizes the number of visits you need to make, while also providing you with the support you need.
UT Southwestern conducts clinical trials aimed at improving the treatment of neck pain. Talk with your doctor to see if a clinical trial is right for you.
Request an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with a neck pain specialist at UT Southwestern’s facilities in Dallas or to learn more about our services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.