Peter - Neck
Head and neck pain can completely keep an athlete from participating in sports. If you are a cyclist, the riding position can be too painful to maintain for long distances. In cases of contact sport trauma, a hit to the head or neck can loosen the ligaments in the neck which hold the vertebrae together. This can lead to neck instability and chronic headaches. Most patients try to self-treat with NSAID medications. Those drugs eventually become ineffective and often a patient seeks even stronger prescription medications, nerve blocks or an MRI is taken and surgery is recommended. There is an alternative to cervical fusion for chronic neck pain and headaches by using comprehensive Prolotherapy at Pacific Prolotherapy and Medical Wellness Clinic.
Dr. Fields, The Athletic Doc®, has treated athletes at all levels of sport, Olympic hopefuls to weekend warriors, Ironman competitors to student athletes. They all have confidence in a physician who is also an athlete. Dr. Fields has competed in Ironman Triathlons, marathons, long-distance cycling events and swimming. You can get back to your training and competitions without surgery, without medications, and without extended time away from your sport.
In our experience, a comprehensive Prolotherapy and Natural Medicine program is the preferred way to treat neck pain and headaches for optimal long term results. Find out if you are a candidate for Prolotherapy treatment, want a second opinion for a recommended surgery, or just want to be free from your head and neck pain and injuries. Contact us for a consultation (310) 453-1234.
Some of the most common head and neck pain and injuries we treat with comprehensive Prolotherapy are:
Atypical facial pain
Muscle contraction headache
Post cervical fusion pain
Post-surgical neck pain