Neck Pain Specialist in Colorado Springs with tons of tools to solve your neck pain problem
Neck pain is common, potentially debilitating, and it can have many causes as the picture to the right demonstrates. Bones spurs, forward head posture, disc herniation and various disc injuries can all be the culprit of neck pain. It is important to find a neck pain specialist in Colorado Springs that has a vast understanding of the potential problems, the tools to identify the true cause, and the tools to provide a solution.
Thrive Health Systems is an integrated health clinic, meaning that its staff includes medical doctors, physician assistants, chiropractors, massage therapists, personal trainers and more (to include laser therapy technicians for pain relief).
An integrated staff of neck pain specialists and generalists, allow you the most comprehensive diagnoses, tools, and knowledge base.
One thing is for sure, start with the most cost effective and safest options first. Many people searching for a neck pain specialist in Colorado Springs, may wind up in a surgeons office. Avoiding surgery ought to be high on your priority list.
Solutions such as laser therapy for pain relief using a Class IV laser to decrease inflammation of the joints and tissues in the neck may be your lowest risk, most cost-effective option. Or, simple massage therapy, which can cost as low as $45 per hour may be the ticket to solve your neck pain.
Disc injuries are some of the most nagging and debilitating injuries that patients come to see us about. Our spinal decompression in Colorado Springs, offers a low risk, low cost option to one of the most debilitating conditions of the spine.
We recently had a patient walk into the office with her hand raised to the sky, because her neck pain was so severe that she could not lower her arm. On her second visit, her arm was lowered. Within weeks, her pain was gone.
In-house, our neck pain specialist in Colorado Springs can take digital x-rays of your neck to determine the cause of your neck pain. Diagnose is vital, so you aren't chasing symptoms, using various therapies. If our neck pain specialist cannot determine the cause of your symptoms, and MRI may be necessary. Typically, with an MRI, patients and doctors can clearly see the cause of the problem.
Once the neck pain doctor identifies your problem, he or she will prescribe a individualized neck pain protocol, just for you, using our various neck pain treatments.
Medical treatments for neck pain may include (but aren't limited to), prolotherapy (common for whiplash sufferers), trigger point injections,
and in some case drug therapy like muscle relaxants to help patients get through the crisis phase of their neck pain.
The fancier treatments, such as surgeries, fusions, nerve blocks, etc. often come with unwanted side effects, and this is certainly true for surgery. There is even a CPT diagnose code called "failed back surgery syndrome." These are often the saddest cases to see in the
office, because the patient, in good faith, thought the surgical option would help, but it instead made their problem way, way worse. In most cases, the patient didn't know they had other options with lower risk.
Another thing that we've found most patients do not consider regarding surgery for their neck pain, is that one surgery is usually not the final surgery. For a patient who is, say, 45, who elects to get surgery, they may return for 2-4 surgeries in their lifetime. Surgeries are rarely a lifetime fix.
Lastly, we sometimes here, depending on the treatment prescribed, that surgery is free while this or that treatment is not. This is a difficult thing to hear, because patients don't factor in the recovery time or the cost of multiple surgeries, or the cost of "failed back surgery syndrome." Do not let you insurance benefits dictate what health care option is best for you.
If you are looking for a neck pain specialist in Colorado Springs, consider that we see hundreds of back pain patients a day at our clinic, and about 20% of those will suffer from neck pain. In others words, our medical and alternative practitioners have nearly a century worth of combined experience working with neck pain patients. Give our neck pain specialists in Colorado Springs a call at 719.476.0873.