Neck Pain Treatment

neck pain treatment

Neck Pain Treatment

Neck Pain is caused due to ageing, postural and mechanical irregularities, however, there can be more severe reasons as well.

Neck pain - causes and symptoms

Common neck pain causes

Muscle strains: Overuse and poor postures such as working too much or driving for a prolonged period that stresses the muscles.
Joints wear and tear: Like any part that is being used too much, human joints also undergo wear and tear, which can cause osteoarthritis in the neck.
Nerve compression: Herniated disks in the vertebrae can press on the branching nerves, causing neck pain.
Injuries: automobile crashes or whiplash injuries that cause your head to be thrown forward and backwards at a rapid pace, and damage to the soft tissue can cause neck pain.
Disease: Sometimes, disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, meningitis or even neck cancer can cause chronic neck pain.

Common neck pain symptoms

  • Dull aching pain
  • Turning the head causes more pain
  • Numbness, tingling, tenderness, or sharp shooting pain
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Accompanied by headache, facial pain, shoulder pain, and arm numbness
  • accompanied by upper back and/or lower back pain

When to seek help for neck pain?

  • Continuous and persistent
  • Severe pain
  • Accompanied by pain that radiates down the arms or legs
  • Accompanied by headaches, numbness, tingling or weakness