Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Neck pain (also commonly known as cervical pain, or simply ‘cervical’) is a common problem, with two-thirds of the population having neck pain at some point in their lives. Neck pain affects about 5% population and is more common in women than men. About one-half of episodes resolve within one year but remaining patients continue to suffer pain and associated disability.

Muscle strains

Overuse and poor posture, such as too many hours hunched over a steering wheel, laptops, mobile phones and other electronic gadgets often triggers muscle strains. Even such minor things as reading in bed or gritting your teeth can strain neck muscles.

Worn Joints

Just like all the other joints in your body, neck joints tend to undergo wear and tear with age, which can cause osteoarthritis in the neck. Back Pain

Nerve compression

Herniated disks or bone osteophytes (abnormal growth) in the vertebrae of the neck can take up too much space and press on the nerves branching out from the spinal cord.

Injuries

Rear-end automobile collisions often result in whiplash injuries, which occur when the head is jerked backward and then forward, stretching the soft tissues of the neck beyond their limits.

Diseases

Neck pain can sometimes be caused by diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, meningitis or cancer Neck pain can also come from conditions directly affecting the muscles of the neck, such as fibromyalgia

Neck pain is commonly associated with dull aching. Sometimes pain in the neck is worsened with movement of the neck or turning the head. Other symptoms associated with some forms of neck pain include numbness, tingling, tenderness, sharp shooting pain, fullness, difficulty swallowing, pulsations, swishing sounds in the head and dizziness or light-headedness.

Neck pain can also be associated with headache, facial pain, shoulder pain and arm numbness or tingling (upper extremity paresthesia). These associated symptoms are often a result of nerves getting pinched in the neck. Depending on the condition, sometimes neck pain is accompanied by upper and/or lower back pain, as is common in inflammation of the spine from ankylosing spondylitis.

In case of injury, one should seek medical advice immediately without any delay.

If there has not been an injury, you should seek medical care when neck pain becomes:

  • Continuous and persistent

  • Severe

  • Accompanied by pain that radiates down the arms or legs

  • Accompanied by headaches, numbness, tingling or weakness

 This condition can be rectified with a variety of Homeopathic remedies

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