Neck Pain

According to the Mayo Clinic, neck pain is a common complaint. It can result from poor posture which cause muscle strain/sprain.  Additionally, chronic wear-and-tear arthritis also is a common cause of neck pain. Rarely, neck pain can be a symptom of a more serious problem. Sometimes disc herniations can causing compression on a nerve or on the spinal canal itself. If neck pain is accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in the arms or hands or it’s shooting pain into your shoulder or down your arm this could be suggestive of serious conditions such a cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy.  In these instances, the advice of a profession well trained pain management provider should be sought immediately for evaluation and construction of a comprehensive treatment plan . It is also important, that acute neck pain be differentiated from chronic neck pain. Finally, surgery is rarely required for neck pain. It may be an option when neck pain is caused by certain conditions and conservative options fails.