Tri-State Neurology: Muhammad Nayer, M.D.
Muhammad Nayer, M.D.
Neurologist & Sleep Medicine located in Henderson, NV & Bullhead City, AZ
Few things can stop you in your tracks faster than neck and back pain. At Tri-State Neurological & Sleep Disorder Center in Henderson, Nevada and Bullhead City, AZ, Muhammad Nayer MD offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment for neck and back pain. If you’ve made efforts to relieve or work through these common complaints, book a consultation to explore advanced diagnostic tools and targeted treatment options. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your busy schedule, or you’re always welcome to contact the office by phone.
Neck and Back Pain Q & A
What are some common causes of neck and back pain?
When you consider the complex network of bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves, and blood vessels that make up your spine, it’s a wonder that neck and back pain isn’t more common. A variety of issues and incidents can lead to neck and back pain.
Some of the more common causes include:
- Traumatic injury
- Overuse injury
- Vertebral degeneration
- Herniated disc
- Pinched nerves
- Congenital abnormalities
Some of these causes are within your control, while others are not. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and taking care to prevent injury can reduce your risk of neck and back pain.
When should I see a neurologist for neck or back pain?
If you suffer from ongoing neck or back pain that hasn’t improved over time, you may want to schedule a diagnostic exam with Dr. Nayer. That’s especially true if your neck or back pain is accompanied by:
- Sensation of weakness
- Sensation of numbness
- Difficulty with bladder or bowel control
These are signs of neurological problems and should prompt you to book an appointment right away. Left untreated, many neck and back problems can worsen over time.
What is sciatica?
Sciatica occurs when pressure is placed on your sciatic nerve, often from a herniated disc or spinal stenosis in your lumbar spine. The pain begins in your lower back and radiates down into your hips, buttocks, legs, and feet.
Sciatica pain can be mild, or very sharp and severe. You might also experience tingling, numbness, or weakness in your foot or leg.
If you have sciatica you might be tempted to avoid activity based on fear of exacerbating the discomfort. It’s important to stay active, however, to reduce inflammation and avoid other health issues.
How is neck and back pain treated?
Dr. Nayer creates a customized treatment plan that zeroes in on your specific set of needs and treatment goals. Your path will differ from that of others, and may include a combination of:
- Posture mechanics training
- Targeted exercise to strengthen your back
- Physical rehabilitation
- Ice/heat therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Botox injections
Medications may play a role in managing your neck and back pain, but every effort is made to find lasting relief without long-term reliance on pharmaceuticals. In some cases, surgery is the best treatment option, but more conservative approaches are always explored.
Don’t let neck and back pain keep you from enjoying an active, healthy life when there are safe and effective treatments available. Schedule a consultation with Tri-State Neurological and Sleep Disorder Center today, either online or by phone.