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The specialty-trained neck doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center are the region's leading experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating neck injuries and conditions.
To identify the causes of neck pain, one must understand how the head impacts the neck. The average adult’s head weighs approximately eight to ten pounds. Now, think about how the neck must support this weight as it tilts, turns, nods, and makes a countless number of small movements every day. If the bones and tissues in the neck are injured or positioned improperly, not only do they hurt, but the pain is worsened by the extra weight of the head. Knowing this, it is probably not a surprise to learn that neck pain is one of the most common reasons patients see an orthopaedic surgeon.
Neck pain can be due to an injury, such as whiplash, or even twisting the head suddenly, but it can also develop over time, either due to arthritis or other wear-and-tear conditions. Repetitive work tasks are another common cause of neck pain.
Common Conditions Seen by a Neck Doctor
- Cervical disc issues, such as degenerative disc disease or a rupture
- Cervical spondylosis
- Damage to cartilage
- Degenerative disc disease
- Muscle and tendon strains
- Nerve damage or pinched nerve
- Ruptured or herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Trauma-related injuries
If you are suffering from any of the following common symptoms, it is recommended you seek nonsurgical care or surgical treatment from a doctor near you:
- Inability to straighten the neck properly without experiencing pain
- Neck is sore to the touch
- Neck pain that radiates upwards and causes a headache
- Numbness or clumsiness in the hands, arms, or both
- Pain when tilting, turning, or nodding the head
- Pain when trying to straighten or improve posture
- Sensitivity in the shoulders or arms that seems to radiate from the neck
At Desert Orthopaedic Center, our specialists understand that back or neck pain can impact the quality of life for a patient. While conservative or minimally invasive treatment options are recommended first, your injury or condition may require a more advanced type of medical treatment, such as surgery. Our surgeons use the newest techniques and leading-edge technologies. Procedures and techniques used by our neck specialists include the following:
- Cervical spine fusions
- Disc replacement
- Injections or medications
- Microsurgical techniques
- Physical therapy or specific exercises
- Reconstructive procedures
- Wearing a neck collar to help keep your neck still
Our doctors are committed to delivering specialized back, neck, and spine care and a customized treatment plan focused on the needs of the patient so our patients are able to return to their daily activities quickly and safely.
Contact us today to consult with a neck specialist at Desert Orthopaedic Center. Please call (702) 731-4088 or request an appointment online to be seen at one of our locations in Las Vegas, Nevada, our Central Office, Northwest Office, or Southwest Office, or at our location in Henderson, Nevada.
Choose Excellence at Desert Orthopaedic Center
With years of experience and advanced training devoted to orthopaedic care, our specialty-trained neck doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center are the region's experts in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating spine injuries and conditions, and they are dedicated to working with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan suited to your unique needs and goals.
Our fellowship-trained neck surgeons, Dr. Hugh Bassewitz, Dr. Thomas Dunn, Dr. Daniel Lee, and Dr. Archie Perry, have the knowledge and expertise to accurately provide a diagnosis and effectively treat your back, neck, or spinal injury or condition.
To consult with a neck doctor at our practice, please request an appointment online or call (702) 731-4088.