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Dr. Jerry Lewis, M.D.

For more than 20 years, Jerry Lewis, M.D., has helped thousands of patients restore their quality of life by reducing chronic pain. As a pain management specialist, Dr. Lewis is dedicated to staying on top of technological advances and cutting-edge techniques that effectively diagnose and treat pain. He offers each patient a customized treatment plan that may include medication management, patient education, and/or minimally invasive procedures. Some procedures Dr. Lewis can perform for neck and back pain include epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, discographies, and spinal cord stimulation. Dr. Lewis is board certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. He has been in private practice since 1993 and joined Pinnacle Pain Medicine in 2003.


EDUCATION:

M.D., University of Oklahoma Medical School; Residency, Scott & White Hospital


Practice Locations:

Frisco
5757 Warren Pkwy., Suite 110
Frisco, Texas 75034

McKinney
Victory Hospital - Craig Ranch
6045 Alma Road, Suite 305
McKinney, Texas 75070

Plano
Windhaven Surgery Center
6160 Windhaven Parkway, Suite 200
Plano, TX 75093

Listing Details

Address
5757 Warren Pkwy., Suite 110, Frisco, Texas, 75034
Telephone
(214) 396-3647

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Posture and Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain is a miserable experience. Although some cases of neck pain are caused by an injury, many are simply due to poor posture. Poor posture stresses the muscles of the neck and can cause muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. Over time, the stresses of poor posture on the neck can cause degenerative diseases to develop in the discs and bones of the neck. Forward head A very commonly seen posture that puts a lot of strain on the neck is the forward head. The individual habitually thrusts the head forward, carrying it out in front of the shoulders. In this position, the weight of the head is constantly pulling on the spine and the shoulders. Sitting for hours hunched over a desk or a computer is a common cause of forward head. Many people with this habitual forward head carriage suffer from sore shoulders as well as a sore neck. Over time, the vertebrae at the base of the neck (C5 and C6) can develop painful degenerative conditions due to the constant weight of the head pulling on them in the forward head posture. Correct posture A correct posture is one that keeps the spine in alignment. Some people call it a neutral or balanced posture. One exercise to encourage a neutral posture is to focus on opening the chest wide as you try to squeeze your shoulder blades together. Once your chest is open, bring your head into alignment. Think of a string pulling up the top of your head and lengthening the neck. When you do this, your chin will tuck in and your head will naturally shift into proper alignment with your spine. Do the open chest/ string exercise multiple times a day. Other exercises to build better posture are head nods and chin tucks. To do a head nod, slowly nod your head slightly up and down without moving your neck. To do chin tucks, tip your nose down toward the ground and move the top of your head backwards. Repeat head nods and chin tucks several times a day. These exercises strengthen the muscles on the front of the neck. Individuals with habitual forward head posture usually have very weak muscles in the front of the neck. If you've worked hard at correcting your posture and you are still suffering from neck pain, why not give us a call?


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