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Neck Pain Causes and Symptoms
Neck Pain Causes and Symptoms

Neck pain is quite a common medical condition. There could be several underlying causes and conditions for neck pain or disorders, diseases and neck tissue injury. While treating the neck pain by neck pain specialist, a person should understand the underlying medical problems. Here we will discuss the common reasons for neck pain and other aspects.

Symptoms of Neck Pain

  • Headache

  • Arm tingling

  • Muscle pain

  • Stiff neck

  • Throat pain

  • Fever

  • Weakness in arms

Other Neck pain Symptoms

Neck pain is often associated with dull aching. With odd movement of neck or head turning the neck pain worsens. The other symptoms of neck are numbness, sharp stabbing or shooting pain, fullness, difficulty to swallow, pulsation, swishing sound in the head, dizziness, swelling of lymph node or glands.

Neck pain also is often associated with headache, facial and shoulder pain, numbness in arms etc. When the nerve is pinched, you may get this pain. Sometimes, you can also experience back and shoulder pain along with neck pain.

Acute Neck Pain Causes

Poor Posture -

Sitting on a desk for a long-time leaning forward or slouching or in a hunched position can stress the neck. Looking the phone screen or tablet bending the neck makes the spine to stay in an awkward condition and causes neck pain that is often called text neck.

Wrong Sleeping Position

While sleeping if the head is positioned in a bad angle or twisted in a wrong direction you can get stiff neck in the morning.

Frequent Motions

Moving the head in the same motion frequently like side to side while dancing or swimming can make the neck muscles overwork, tendons and ligaments causing neck pain.

Chronic Neck Pain Causes

Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease

The discs in the spine gradually loses hydration and cushion-like ability for protecting the vertebrae. When a disc is degenerated, it can cause pain many ways like herniate disc, pinched nerve or facet joint change causing osteoarthritis.

Cervical Osteoarthritis -

When the cartilage inside a cervical facet joint is worn down, it can cause cervical osteoarthritis. This is one of the most prominent causes of neck pain.

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**Information presented here is not intended to be qualified medical advice. Nothing expressed herein creates a doctor-patient relationship.