At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center, our fellowship-trained neck surgeon, Dr. Michael Briseño, and board-certified pain management specialists, Dr. Christopher Tucker, Dr. Raul Llanos, and Dr. Melissa Murphy, are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of neck injuries and conditions, including whiplash, pinched nerves, and herniated discs. Our neck and pain specialists have undergone extensive training in the back, neck, and spine as well as pain management and are dedicated to providing orthopedic care for the neck that is exclusively focused on the patient and their individual needs.
/ Signs You Need a Neck Doctor's Strength of Experience
If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, you may have a neck condition or injury:
- Back pain in addition to neck pain
- Chronic neck pain or back pain
- Kinked or stiff neck
- Muscle spasms
- Neck muscles are sore or tender to the touch
- Numbness in your arm or hand
- Pain in the arm or hand in addition to neck pain
- Spinal pain
Neck pain, as well as any of the above symptoms, can have a significant impact on your daily life. If you are experiencing any of those symptoms for more than a few days or if your neck pain worsens, you should schedule an appointment with a surgeon or doctor specializing in the back, neck, and spine or pain management. The surgeon or doctor may diagnose you with one of the following injuries or conditions:
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disc
- Nerve injury
- Sciatica (lumbar radiculopathy)
- Spinal cord injury
- Spinal stenosis
No matter what the cause of your neck pain is, our neck specialists at North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center have the strength of experience to get you back to the activities you love.
/ Our Spine Center Can Help You
At our Spine Center, our back, neck, and spine experts integrate both nonsurgical and surgical care to provide our spinal patients with expert spine care as well as comprehensive education.
When you are seen by one of our specialty-trained neck experts at our center, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest level of specialized spine care. Offering the latest evidence-based surgical and nonsurgical treatments and advanced neck surgeries, our spine surgeon and doctors have completed extensive training in the spine and are committed to staying up to date on the most recent advancements in spine care.
To provide an accurate diagnosis of your neck pain, our doctors will perform an evaluation. They may also order diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, to help them determine the cause of your neck pain. Once the cause of your neck pain has been diagnosed, our neck doctors will work together to develop an individualized treatment plan that utilizes nonsurgical treatment options first instead of recommending surgery. These treatments may include physical therapy, spinal cord stimulation, or injections, such as fluoroscopically guided spinal injections.
If the conservative treatment options are ineffective at providing relief for your neck pain, our orthopedic surgeon specializing in neck surgery will develop a surgical plan that is right for you and your neck-related injury or condition.
Our neck surgeon is one of the most highly skilled surgeons and offers a broad range of back and neck surgeries. This includes the following surgeries and procedures:
- Anterior cervical corpectomy
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
- Cervical laminoplasty
- Cervical posterior foraminotomy
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Spinal fusion
- Total disc replacement