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Neck Pain

Updated: Apr 20, 2018

Neck pain is one of the discomfort of human beings. Mainly strain or some other causes are behind this pain.

Neck Pain Symptoms

· Headaches,

· Tingling, numbness or weakness in the arms,

· Muscle pain,

· Fever,

· Stiffness in neck,

· Throat pain,

· Tenderness,

· Trouble in gripping or lifting objects

Onset of Neck Pain :

Neck pain basically develops in one of the following ways:

  • It will develop slowly by time

  • Immediate effect of an injury

  • Delayed effect of an injury

  • occur without any prior sign

Causes Behind Neck Pain

Neck pain is considered as chronic when it persists for more than 3 months.

Common causes are:

  • Wrong position while sleeping

  • Sports injury

  • Cervical degenerative disc

  • Cervical herniated disc

  • Cervical osteoarthritis

  • Cervical spinal stenosis with myelopathy

  • Cervical foraminal stenosis

Other causes of Neck pain

  • Emotional stress

  • Infection

  • Myofascial pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Spinal tumour

  • Spondylolisthesis.

Self-Care for Neck Pain

  • Take rest in between work pressure

  • Apply Ice or Heat on the locus

  • Message with oil or anti inflammatory gel.

  • Betterment of posture while sitting, standing or lying.

  • Lifestyle modification

  • Medication to counter the pain

Nonsurgical Medical Care for Neck Pain

  • Physical therapy

  • Medication

  • Cervical epidural steroid injections

  • Cervical facet injections.

  • Trigger point injections

  • Acupuncture

For minor we can apply the simple remedies:

Apply heat or ice to the painful area

Keep moving the neck but avoid jerking or painful activities

Do exercises, up and down, side to side, and from ear to ear.

Occipital Neuralgia:

This is a medical condition characterized by chronic pain in upper neck, back of the head and behind the eyes. It lasts for hours or days.

Signs & Symptoms:

  • Chronic headache in the back and around or top of the head, behind the eye.

  • Diminished sensation in the affected area.

  • Sensitivity of light & sound

  • Aching, burning and throbbing pain at the base of the head and then radiates to scalp.

  • Slurred speech

  • Difficulty with balance and coordination

  • Nausea or vomiting

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