Neck pain can be associated with any discomfort in the neck. It may range from stiffness in the muscles to severe pain. The pain can spread to your upper back, shoulders and your head. Any movement may be limited, usually more to one side than the other. Neck pain can refer to pain that is anywhere from the base of the skull into the shoulders.
Neck pain is usually caused by a spasm or strain to the neck muscles or inflammation of the joints. The most common causes of neck pain usually have to do with everyday activities. Some of these causes can be blamed on:
- Bad Posture
Although you can experience neck pain from everyday life, there are also accidents that may take place more often than expected that will leave you with severe trauma to your neck.
Car accidents occur more often than we would like. It is very common for a person who has experienced even a minor car accident to walk away with Neck Pain. Our neck is exposed to during the impact of a car crash that leaves it to be vulnerable to injury.
Whiplash traumas are frequently experienced during car accidents or sports. Any time the body takes an impact; the spine is affected as well as your muscle system. Your muscles tighten around the given area that received the trauma to protect your structure. This can lead to muscle spasms, trigger points or a severe disc degeneration.
There are other causes for neck pain that are not associated with your every day routine or a different accident. Some people suffer from:
- Cervical Arthritis
- Infection of the Spine
- Spinal Stenosis
- Ruptured Disc
Even though there are many different causes of neck pain, some of which we have no control over they are all be treated. If you need a professional to help guide you through what is causing your neck pain or have recently been in a car accident, Arrowhead Clinic is the right place for you.
We have an expert team of Chiropractors and Medical Doctors who will give you a full examination before coming up with a personalized approach on how to treat your particular Neck pain. Our doctors may use a combination of spinal manipulation, manual therapy and other techniques as part of your treatment plan for your neck pain.
If you or a loved one is suffering from Neck Pain, let our team of Doctors and Chiropractors in Georgia help you! Click on the link below for a Free Consultation.
Read our previous blog: Neck Pain and It's Main Causes