Neck pain is common among adults, but it can occur at any age. Neck pain can develop suddenly, such as from an injury, or it may develop slowly over time, such as from years of poor posture or wear and tear.
The pain can usually be alleviated with self-care, such as rest, icing the area, or improving posture. But sometimes nonsurgical medical treatments are needed, such as medication or physical therapy. If nonsurgical treatments are not helping, then surgical options may be an option.
A doctor should be consulted if pain persists or continues to interfere with routine activities, such as sleeping through the night.
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Neck Pain Causes
The head is supported by the neck, which is made up of seven bones (vertebrae) stacked one on top of the other. The vertebrae are cushioned by discs of cartilage and bound together with ligaments. The neck is very mobile, which means it is less stable than other areas of the body and more prone to injury. Trauma, poor posture and degenerative diseases are the most common causes of neck pain
Neck pain is considered chronic when it persists for more than 3 months. These conditions tend to stem from problems in the cervical spine either with a facet joint or disc. Common causes include:
- Abnormalities in the bone or joints
- Poor posture
- Degenerative diseases
- Muscle strain
Neck Pain Relief – Treatment
Physical therapist can teach you correct posture, alignment and neck-strengthening exercises, and can use heat, ice, electrical stimulation and other measures to help ease your pain and prevent a recurrence.
Traction uses weights, pulleys or an air bladder to gently stretch your neck. This therapy, under supervision of a medical professional and physical therapist, may provide relief of some neck pain, especially pain related to nerve root irritation.
Short-term immobilization. A soft collar that supports your neck may help relieve pain by taking pressure off the structures in your neck. However, if used for more than three hours at a time or for more than one to two weeks, a collar might do more harm than good.
A chiropractor or other health professional may make manual adjustments to the spine in an effort to improve range of motion and reduce pain. Chiropractic adjustment is usually done in an office on a table. The chiropractor will typically use his or her hands to do the adjustments, but sometimes a machine can be used to make gentle adjustments. Some people report that chiropractic adjustment has helped reduce neck pain.
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