Our body constantly degenerates. Decades of bending, lifting, turning, and twisting can really take their toll on your neck. Considering all that repetitive stress, it’s no surprise that about two-thirds of people will experience neck pain at some point in their lives.
A cervical degenerative process can cause neck pain, cervical pain, radiating pain, as well as numbness and weakness in your shoulders, arm, and hand. That discomfort and loss of mobility can have a major impact on your career, family, and quality of life.
Neck pain is described as an aching, burning, stabbing, shooting, or cramping pain and frequently spreads into the Head, upper back, the arm or the hand. It is frequently made worse by activities that require one to be static or perform repetitive tasks like typing and answering the phone. It might be post trauma or a degenerative problem. Common sources of neck pain include Facet joints, Herniated discs, Muscles etc. The causes are almost similar to that for back pain.
Common causes of Neck Pain
• Muscle strains
• Worn Joints
• Nerve compression
• Neck pain is commonly associated with dull aching. Sometimes pain in the neck is worsened with movement of the neck or turning the head. Other symptoms associated with some forms of neck pain include numbness, tingling, tenderness, sharp shooting pain, fullness, difficulty swallowing, pulsations, swishing sounds in the head and dizziness or light-headedness.
• Neck pain can also be associated with a headache, facial pain, shoulder pain, and arm numbness or tingling (upper extremity paresthesias). These associated symptoms are often a result of nerves getting pinched in the neck. Depending on the condition, sometimes neck pain is accompanied by the upper back and/or lower back pain, as is common in inflammation of the spine from ankylosing spondylitis.