Neck Pain

Henry Small, MD PA -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Henry Small, MD PA

Orthopedic Surgeon & Regenerative Medicine Specialist located in Houston, TX

Neck pain happens for a variety of reasons, including cervical spine pressure, nerve inflammation, and spinal tension. No matter where your neck pain starts, experienced physician Dr. Henry Small in Houston is ready to help. Dr. Small offers a variety of treatments, including the latest regenerative medicine treatments, to help you feel and function your best. Book now through the online scheduler or call the office for an appointment today.

Neck Pain

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain is a common issue for many men and women today, but the cause can vary widely. In most cases, acute (short-term) neck pain is a direct result of cervical spine pressure, nerve irritation, or nerve inflammation. The exact trigger of the pressure, irritation, or inflammation could be any of the following:

  • Sports injury
  • Auto accidents
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive neck movements
  • Sleeping with your neck in a bad position

If your neck pain continues for more than three months, it's considered chronic. The most common reasons for chronic neck pain are:

  • Herniated disc
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Myelopathy

Whether your neck pain started a few days ago or it's been lingering for years, you deserve relief. Dr. Small focuses on noninvasive solutions for long-term neck pain relief.

What other symptoms go along with neck pain?

In most cases, neck pain isn't the only problem with a neck injury or condition. Often, you'll also experience an inhibited range-of-motion, a feeling of general neck stiffness, and sometimes extra symptoms like headaches or migraines.

Certain things can make the neck pain and its related symptoms worse, including inadequate sleep, smoking, and overworking.

How is neck pain treated?

Neck pain treatment with Dr. Small focuses on the least invasive options before resorting to surgery. In most cases, noninvasive regenerative stem cell therapy can be highly effective in relieving neck pain and the symptoms that go along with it.

Stem cells are flexible building block cells that morph into other cell types as needed. For example, if you're suffering from neck pain due to a herniated cervical disc, Dr. Small can inject stem cells directly into the area of your damaged disc. Those stem cells then work to rapidly repair damage and replace nonfunctional cells.

Stem cell therapy can give you a whole new lease on discs, joints, nerves, and other neck components that are damaged and causing you pain. Dr. Small uses umbilical cord stem cells that are sourced with the mother's permission after a healthy delivery. The stem cells are processed and concentrated in an FDA-approved lab to ensure they're safe and effective for your treatment.

Use online scheduling or call to book your neck pain relief appointment with Dr. Henry Small today.