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Dr. Luis Nieves, M.D.

Dr. Luis Nieves is a fellowship-trained interventional pain management, sports medicine and family medicine physician. Dr. Nieves obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He trained for two years in anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas before returning to North Texas to complete his family medicine residency at John Peter Smith Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas. Following this, he completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at JPS Health Network. He then was one of a select few trained in interventional pain management at an innovative JPS Health Network and UT Southwestern Medical Center fellowship program.

Dr. Nieves successfully blends the compassion and holistic approach of a family medicine doctor with the restorative knowledge of a sports medicine doctor and the skilled hands and innovative therapies of a pain management physician. Dr. Nieves uses his extensive training and experience to diagnose and treat a wide range of sports, orthopedic or pain conditions affecting young and old patients. He uses advanced x-ray imaging, CT/MRI and ultrasound for diagnosis and is proficient in all interventional pain procedures. He is a pioneer in the emerging field of regenerative interventional pain medicine where the promotion of our own bodies to heal is becoming as effective or a superior treatment to conventional medications. Platelet rich plasma therapy, prolotherapy, amniotic membrane allograft and stem cell therapy have been successfully used by Dr. Nieves when conventional therapies have failed.

Dr. Nieves is board certified in family medicine and in pain management by the American Board of Medical Specialties’ Family Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Boards. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Tarrant County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Pain Society, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and the North American Spine Society.


Other Locations:

4364 Heritage Trace Parkway, Suite 112A, Fort Worth, Texas 76244
309 Regency Parkway, Suite 205, Mansfield, TX 76063
1339 East Street, Graham, TX 76450

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1851 Medical Center Drive, Decatur, Tx, 76234

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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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