Cervical pain (more commonly known as neck pain) is one of the many common pains experienced by most people. What causes neck pain can be traced from varying conditions. Poor posture is the most obvious cause of neck pain. Stiff neck, for example, is worsened by moving the head awkwardly. On some occasions, neck muscles may become stiff due to poor sitting. If you spend more time sitting and working on the computer, this will put stress on the neck and back. While the neck aches, it can affect the shoulders, arms, and head and may limit you from doing your daily tasks.

Simple neck pains can be corrected right away. With the right treatment, the pain may leave you in a few days. However, persistent pain in the neck or chronic neck pain can last for months. Chronic neck pain is not to be ignored. It is always advisable to seek medical help to combat the pain.

What Causes Neck Pain?

As the neck supports the movement of your head, disruption of the neck tissue leads to a number of conditions. These health conditions are examples of various diseases and health disorders. Some of these are:

  • Neck injury (e.g., whiplash, pinched nerve, hernia)
  • Poor posture
  • Degenerative disease (joint problems)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Throat infection
  • Meningitis
  • Poor sleeping position

Signs and Symptoms

You can suspect chronic neck pain when you experience the following:

  • Difficulty in turning or moving the head
  • Tingling pain
  • Numbness
  • Swelling of lymph nodes
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Light-headedness
  • Tenderness
  • Muscle spasm

Contact us and have your chronic neck pain corrected by our health professionals. Don’t let the pain persists, if you feel like it’s getting worse, don’t lag behind and let our experts find a solution to your pain.

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