Neck Doctor At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center
At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center, our highly skilled and experienced neck doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of neck conditions. Our team of orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and pain management specialists work together to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care for individuals suffering from neck pain, injuries, and disorders. We are committed to helping our patients find relief from their symptoms and improve their overall quality of life through personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs.
Signs You Need a Neck Doctor's Strength of Experience
The neck is a complex structure made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, and nerves. When any of these components are damaged or compromised, it can lead to a variety of painful and debilitating conditions. 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
  • Fracture
  • Herniated disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve injury
  • Sciatica (lumbar radiculopathy)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Whiplash

Our Neck Doctors

Michael R. Briseño

, M.D.

Ramanjot S. Kang

, M.D.

Raul M. Llanos

, D.O., M.P.H.

Melissa Z. Murphy

, M.D., M.P.H.

Christopher J. Tucker

, D.O.

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Our Neck & 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
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Spinal fusion
  • Total disc replacement

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the most common symptoms of a neck condition that requires medical attention?

    Common symptoms include persistent neck pain, stiffness, limited range of motion, headaches, numbness or tingling in the arms or hands, and weakness in the arms or hands. If you experience any of these symptoms, it's important to consult with a neck doctor for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

  • What can I expect during my first appointment with a neck doctor?

    During your initial consultation, your neck doctor will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, and perform a physical examination. They may also order diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scans, to better understand your condition and develop an effective treatment plan.

  • What are the non-surgical treatment options for neck conditions?

    Non-surgical treatment options for neck conditions may include physical therapy, pain management techniques, medication, and injections. Your neck doctor will recommend the most appropriate non-surgical treatments based on your specific condition and symptoms.

  • How do I know if I need neck surgery?

    If conservative, non-surgical treatments fail to provide adequate relief from your neck pain or other symptoms, your neck doctor may recommend surgery. The decision to proceed with surgery will be based on a thorough evaluation of your condition, your overall health, and your personal preferences.

  • What is the recovery process like after neck surgery?

    The recovery process after neck surgery varies depending on the type of procedure performed and the individual patient. In general, you can expect some pain and discomfort in the days following surgery, which can be managed with medication. Your neck doctor will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions and guide you through the recovery process, which may include physical therapy to help you regain strength and mobility in your neck.