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Neck Pain - When Should You Worry?

Date :16-Oct-2017


 Neck pain is one of the common problems that affect a person daily life and can widely vary person to person. Generally, neck pain is situated in one spot and move slightly to the nearby area within few days such as elbow or shoulder area. Neck pain rarely needed any kind of surgery and performs when recommended by the doctor. Chennai Orthopaedics in Shreeya clinic, Chennai has a facility to treat neck pain and perform surgery, if needed.

What are the causes of neck pain?

The causes of neck pain are different in different people. Some major causes are

  • Accidents and injuries
  • Older age
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
  • Poor posture
  • Weak abdominal
  • Spinal infection, tumor or fracture
  • Obesity


What are the common symptoms of neck pain?

The common symptoms of neck pain are

  • Soreness and stiffness in neck
  • Severe pain
  • Radiating pain
  • Trouble in lifting or gripping objects
  • Sensation in neck area
  • Headaches

What is the role of a surgeon?

A surgeon can develop a customized plan that is suitable to the affective person. The surgeon prescribes many processes to accurately diagnose the problem cause and its solution. The surgeon may recommend certain test on the basis of patient symptoms, physical state, and previous medical history. Pain mapping procedure, MRI, CT scan, and nerve conduction studies are the test which is also performed to analyze the root cause.

What are the non-surgical treatment options for neck pain?

There are various effective non-surgical treatment methods are available to eliminate neck pain. The options are

  • Yoga, herbal remedies, acupuncture, massage
  • Medication
  • Chiropractic care
  • Physical therapy

When is neck surgery needed?

Generally, neck pain responds well to non-surgical treatment methods, however, surgical methods consider only when

Non-surgical treatment methods are not responding

Progressive neurological symptoms such as tingling, numbness, weakness involves legs and arms.

Patient having trouble in walking or balancing

What type of surgery is needed for neck pain?

Generally, surgeons perform two types of surgery that includes spine.



Trans corporeal micro decompression (TCMD)


Chennai Orthopaedics in Shreeya clinic, Chennai has world-class facilities to treat neck pain. The doctors of the clinic are highly qualified and experienced.

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