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Why Do I Have Neck Pain ?

Date :08-Mar-2017


Neck Pain is a common complaint where in neck muscles are strained. Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by numerous other spinal problems. The head is mainly supported with the help of the lower neck and the upper back, and it is these areas which commonly cause different kinds of neck pain. The top three joints in the neck allow most of the movements of the neck and head. The lower joints present in the neck and the joints of the upper back provide a supportive structure for the head to sit on. If this support system is affected adversely, then the muscles in this area will tighten, leading to neck pain.

What causes neck pain?

  • Neck pain or stiffness can happen due to various reasons.
  • Poor posture.
  • Working at a desk for too long without changing the position.
  • Sleeping in a bad position straining the neck.
  • Jerking the neck during exercise.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Fibromyalgia

When to see a doctor?

  • Severe neck pain without an apparent cause.
  • A lump in the neck.
  • Swollen glands.
  • Weakness.
  • Numbness in the neck region.
  • Tingling.
  • Pain that radiates down to the arms or legs.
  • Inability to move the arms or hands.
  • Inability to touch the chin to the chest.

How is neck pain treated?
The various treatment options for neck pain depends on the diagnosis. The diagnosis includes physical examination and imaging studies such as X-rays, MRI or blood tests. There are various treatment for neck pain such as ice or heat therapy, various exercises, stretching and physical therapy, medication to reduce pain, muscle relaxants like ointments, neck collar, surgery, which is rarely necessary.
Chennai Orthopedics provides best treatment for neck pain, leading to faster relief at affordable rates. We have the best team of doctors along with the latest infrastructure which helps to provide the right diagnosis and the right treatment.

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