Neck Pain

Neck pain Treatment

Neck pain is a common problem and can be associated with many underlying causes such as bulged discs, arthritis or muscle sprains. Neck pain can involve damage to bones, muscles or ligaments, but pain can also be caused by damage to nerves or the spinal cord.

Neck pain : Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Cervical Spondylitis

Herniated disc

Cervical Degenerative disc

Cervical spinal stenosis- Narrowing of spine


Cervical Spondylitis: Is a form of chronic progressive arthritis that affects spine causes inflammation of spine bones. If the spondylitis occurs in neck, it is called cervical spondylitis or neck arthritis. Most common cause of spondylitis is genetics, due to variations in genes necessary for immune defense. As this is a progressive disease, if left untreated causes severe discomfort and limited flexibility.


Herniated disc: In between the bones of spine are spinal discs. If the inner disc material leaks out and comes in contact with nerve root it causes pressure on the nerve causing pain. The pain may radiate along the arm to the fingertips. Along with the pain, numbness and tingling can be present.


Cervical Degenerative disc disease:

Like in herniated disc, the pain radiates from neck to the arm but the cause is due to wear and tear of spinal discs. When the gel material in the discs dehydrates, cushion between the bones in the spine rub against each resulting in wear and tear. Dehydration of gel material is usually an aging process however some people are at more risk of developing degenerative disk due to genetics.


Cervical stenosis:

Narrowing of spinal canal in the neck due to degeneration or injury. This narrowing of spaces puts pressure on nerves and may cause nerve damage. If left untreated might lead to neuro problems like loss of sensation, loss of bladder control, muscle weakness.

Bone overgrowth

Degenerative spinal discs

Herniated discs

Neck injury

Heavy weight lifting

  • Stiffness in the neck  
  • Inability to turn or twist without pain
  • The unnatural curvature of the spine
  • Chronic pain when sitting, standing or walking
  • Limited range of motion in the spine

If you experience any of the symptoms above, and aged above 40, risk is greater. Consulting a neurologist or orthopaedician help you overcome pain and discomfort.

If the neck pain is accompanied by any of the following, consult doctor immediately

  • numbness, tingling or weakness in the hand or arm- signs of paralysis
  • loss of control over bladder or bowel function- spinal cord injury

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