Neck Pain is pain or discomfort associated with the neck and shoulders to an extent. The neck is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to upper torso. Motion in the neck is brought about by bones, ligaments and muscles of the neck. Abnormalities, inflammation and injuries cause neck pain. Symptoms of neck pain are:
• Stiffness of neck
• Limited motion of neck muscles
• Pain and swelling sometimes
• Sharp or shooting pain during movement
HOW IS NECK PAIN DIAGNOSED?
The health care provider will do a physical examination and ask for details of symptoms along with medical history. The doctor may suggest tests that include:
• blood tests
• CT scans
• MRI scans
• a lumbar puncture, or a spinal tap
HOW IS NECK PAIN TREATED?
The treatment of Neck Pain may include a heat therapy to alleviate the pain in the neck and medication to treat the Neck Pain.
DID YOU KNOW?
Many people experience Neck Pain due to poor posture and muscle strain.