Neck Injury - Flower Mound TX
Dr. Kevin J. Kulwicki, a board certified orthopedic surgeon, specializes in providing hands on treatment for injuries related to the neck. The surgeon treats a number of neck conditions caused by trauma, fall or accidents.

Neck injury

Neck injury or neck pain is a common problem that affects a number of people today. The neck is a vital part of human body which is unprotected and therefore prone to a number of injuries. Sudden head movements like hypertension, hyperflexion and blows to the head or skull can cause neck injuries that result in restricted motion of the neck and inability to move the neck comfortably. The neck consists of cervical spine, nerves, spinal cord, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and other muscles that provide support to the head and upper part of the body. Any injury or tension between them may cause varying pain conditions.

The pain is usually sharp and causes a high level of discomfort among those suffering from it. Some people have temporary neck pain condition but some develop chronic pain conditions.

Symptoms of Neck Injury

  • Acute pain on/around the neck.
  • Pain in shoulders emanating from head that goes down the spine
  • Weakness in the body
  • Inability to move neck or the upper part of body due to severe pain
  • Stiffness around neck
  • Extreme headaches
  • Inability to concentrate and irritation
  • Sleep disorders
  • Bruises on neck

Causes of Neck Injury

  • Car accidents
  • Severe blow to the head
  • Injuries from sports
  • Falling from great height
  • Working on computer for long hours

People who suffer from Arthritis can later develop acute pain in the neck that lasts for long periods of time, also called Cervical. It affects people of all age groups. The Cervical Spine, the most delicate part of the neck as a result of these blows and injuries may develop these painful conditions-

  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease - It is accompanied by acute pain and is known as stiff neck. Disc degeneration is caused by wear and tear over time and results in pain in the neck.
  • Cervical Herniated Disc - It occurs in people between 30-50 age group. It results in arm pain caused by some sort of trauma or injury.
  • Cervical Stenosis - It develops slowly as we age and causes spinal cord to compress gradually.
  • Cervical Osteoarthritis - Also known as neck arthritis, occurs when facet joints in cervical spine degenerate that cause Neck Arthritis. The pain emanates to arms and shoulder blades.

Treatment

  • Neck injuries do not have any surgical treatment. Patients suffering from neck pain are examined by orthopedic doctors and recommended treatment accordingly.
  • In case of extreme injuries, the neck is immobilized to prevent further damage to the muscles.
  • Ice can be rubbed on the affected area to alleviate pain.
  • Massaging the affected area to reduce the pain every 2 to 7 minutes.
  • Using heat pads below neck.
  • Certain neck exercises that help alleviate the pain.
  • Anti inflammatory drugs to ease the pain.

For neck injury treatment in Flower Mound TX, contact Dr. Kulwicki at (972) 899 - 4679.