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Neck Pain

Neck pain can be described as constant or intermittent discomfort originating with the cervical area of the spine. The pain can be located within the neck or can refer into the head, arms or other parts of the body causing pain, numbness, and loss of strength, muscle spasms and mobility. 

 

Neck Pain can decrease quality of life, sleep disruptions, care seeking and absenteeism. Recurrences of  Neck Pain have been shown to be both frequent and costly. Studies shown that pain does not resolve itself when ignored.  Neck pain is common, disabling and costly.

 

What Are The Causes Of Neck Pain?

Physical load work or repetitive stress  or play increase your risk for the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders. Some possible causes of pain or ache include:

  • Poor posture 
  • Repetitive Strain 
  • Trauma (direct and indirect) 
  • Muscle strain 
  • Muscle spasm 
  • Pressure on the inter-vertebral discs 
  • Nerve compression or entrapment 
  • Fractures 
  • Arthritis 
  • Osteoporosis 

A thorough history and a comprehensive diagnosis are essential to determine the cause of pain. Other some useful investigations that may also be done where appropriate include:

 

  • Complete blood count. 
  • X-rays of spine. 
  • CT scan of spine. 
  • MRI of spine. 
  • Bone scan. 
  • Investigations for other possible causes like tumors and gynecological problems. 

 

How Can Neck Pain Be Treated?

 

Our treatment decreases tightness and spasm of the muscles in the neck to restore mobility of the neck and eliminate pain. Some possible options for treatment of  include:

Neck Pain treatment addresses acute and chronic pain. Complementary Therapy recommends that prevention should be consider to reduce or eliminate the recurrence of Neck Pain.