Neck pain is one of the most common problems that can lead to serious chronic pain or even permanent disability.
According to the National Institute of Health Statistics’ national survey, every three of four Americans suffer from neck pain at some point in their lifetime. Usually, neck pain lasts for a short time, but if it is taking longer than usual, it can be a symptom of a serious problem.
Regardless of the severity of your neck pain, chiropractic care can provide you with instant and long-term relief better than any narcotic pain medication.
Typical Causes of Neck Pain:
Some common causes of neck pain include:
It is a common neck injury that often occurs when a sudden force tears the muscle and tendons in your neck. The most common cause of this injury is a car crash.
Cervical Osteoarthritis: Also known as cervical spondylosis, it is a condition where bones, discs, and joints change their shape or position due to normal wear and tear. This condition is mostly common among people aged 45 to 65.
Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease: It is one of the most frequent causes of chronic neck pain that develops when cushioning discs in the cervical spine begin to break as a result of spinal wear and tear.
Cervical Herniated Disc: It is another common cause of neck pain that develops when the disc material compresses or pushes a spinal nerve. This is a more serious condition and may require surgery.
Cervical Foraminal Stenosis:
It causes intervertebral foraminae to narrow, compressing and trapping the nerve roots. It can be a result of aging and wear and tear on the spinal. Spinal Stenosis: It occurs when the spaces in the spine narrow, putting pressure on the spinal cord or the nerve root. This is also a serious condition that leads to problems like numbness, extreme weakness, and bladder dysfunction.
Symptoms of Neck Pain:
Here are some common symptoms associated with neck pain:
Stiffness: Stiffness in neck can arise when you keep your head in one position for too long. Some possible causes of this condition include cervical spine disorders, muscle strain and Meningitis. It is a common ailment among excessive computer users.