What Causes Neck Pain?
The most common cause of neck pain is muscle strain or tension due to poor posture or body mechanics. The good news is that most neck pain will subside on its own after rest and temporary activity modification.
When neck pain does not subside for weeks and interferes with daily activities, it is then known as chronic neck pain.
This is when you should seek the expertise of one of the Board Certified Spine Specialists at OrthoNeuro to determine the underlying cause of chronic neck pain.
Also, it is important to make an appointment if you begin to experience pain, numbness, or tingling in the shoulders, arms, or fingers as this may be a sign of a more serious condition.
Similar to back pain, chronic neck pain can be the result of damage to the spinal discs or vertebrae. This could even lead to conditions usually associated with lower back issues, such as sciatica.
Proper examination and testing from an OrthoNeuro Spine Specialist is the most effective way to determine what is causing pain.