Neck Pain 
 

Neck Pain – An Overview


The neck comprises ligaments, vertebrates, spinal cord, muscles, and other tissues. It basically is the cervical region of the spinal column. Neck Pain is a common ailment that, in most cases, has no serious implications. Usually, most neck pains are cured within a few days of occurrence by taking home remedies and rest.

Causes of Neck Pain


Neck pain might take place due to poor posture caused by sitting in a humped position at the office. In recent years, smartphones have also added to neck pain and stiffness due to the constant bending of the neck. Mostly, neck pains are harmless but in some cases they might occur due to underlying conditions like osteoarthritis and cervical spondylitis. Pain in the neck might also be triggered due to high-impact sports, accidents, and doing jerky movements.

 

However, there are some serious but rare conditions that can trigger neck pain like meningitis, tumors, spinal stenosis, and herniated or slipped disc. 

Symptoms of Neck Pain 


The common symptoms of neck related issues are:

  • Pain in the neck while doing activities like driving.

  • Pain that radiates into the shoulders and arms.

  • Inability to turn one’s head.

  • Stiffness in the neck.

  • Vomiting and nausea.

 

If your symptoms have become chronic and are disrupting your daily activities then it is time to consult a doctor. These serious symptoms include:

 

  • Loss of balance and coordination.

  • Weakness and tingling sensation in the arms and legs.

  • Pain that radiates into the shoulder and arms.

  • Losing bladder and bowel control.

  • Infection accompanied by fever.

  • Lump in the neck.

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Diagnosis and Treatment at Dunes Pain


Our specialists at Dunes Pain Clinic have all the necessary competencies to treat the pain in your neck. One should know that there can be multiple underlying conditions causing neck pain. Your physician might jot down your medical history, occupation, and lifestyle during the physical examination. A patient’s muscle strength, sensation, nerve reflexes, and range of motion can also be checked. For a detailed analysis of the neck tissues, bones, and ligaments, imaging scans like CT-Scan, X-Rays, and MRIs might be performed.

 

Treatment begins once the diagnosis is clear and can comprise both surgical and non-surgical procedures.

 

  • Medication can include NSAIDs, over-the-counter drugs, and muscle relaxants.

  • Conservative treatment methods like physical therapy are prescribed to make the muscles strong & flexible.

  • Alternative methods like acupuncture and acupressure might help in pain relief.

  • Minimally invasive methods like epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation, and trigger point injection are some of the procedures that are employed to cure neck pain.