Neck And Back Pain Specialist

Ahmad Saeed Ata, MD -  - Neurologist

Neurocare of Texas

Ahmad Saeed Ata, MD

Neurologist located in Frisco, TX & Greenville, TX

Have you tried everything for your back or neck pain without success? Getting a thorough evaluation or second opinion from Dr. Ahmad Ata at NeuroCare of Texas will give you answers. Located in Frisco, Texas, the beautiful facility houses a full laboratory and MRI imaging center to provide you with fast and convenient testing and treatment. If you’re tired of suffering from back or neck pain and need help now, call Dr. Ata or schedule online today.

Neck and Back Pain Q & A

What causes neck and back pain?

Neck and back pain stems from injury or damage to bone, muscle, joint, connective tissue, or nerve structures in the affected area. Common causes of pain include:

  • Muscle strain
  • Ligament sprain (whiplash)
  • Improper lifting
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Obesity
  • Poor posture
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Pinched nerve
  • Fracture
  • Herniated disc
  • Arthritis

How are neck and back pain diagnosed?

Neck pain and back pain are diagnosed with a thorough medical history and physical examination. Dr. Ata asks questions to find out the location, intensity, trigger, and extent of your pain. This information allows Dr. Ata to understand the full scope of your symptoms.

Some types of arthritis require blood testing to check for chemicals that cause inflammation. These tests are straightforward and provide valuable information so that Dr. Ata can treat you effectively.

If Dr. Ata suspects a more complex condition, X-rays or MRIs are available at his in-house imaging center. For second opinions and complex cases, convenient imaging is a top priority for a speedy diagnosis and pain relief.

Which conservative treatment options are available for neck and back pain?

Conservative treatment begins with physical therapy and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Dr. Ata assesses your progress efficiently to determine if more treatment is needed based on your condition.

Other options include corticosteroids and injections to relieve your pain and decrease inflammation in your neck and back.

How are chronic neck and back pain treated?

Inflammation causes many types of chronic neck and back pain. Damage to these structures brought on by degenerative changes or arthritis requires long-term solutions to reduce flare-ups.

Long-term care with Dr. Ata includes anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and regular tracking of your symptoms to check for any progression of the condition.

How are severe neck and back pain treated?

Depending on the cause of your pain, Dr. Ata develops a treatment plan to eliminate any discomfort. Surgical options range from quick, outpatient procedures to longer treatments and recovery periods.

Dr. Ata has decades of experience in treating neck and back pain. If you’re looking for a second opinion or need confirmation of a diagnosis, he is available for you. Call or schedule an appointment online now to set up a consultation at NeuroCare of Texas.