Even with today’s technology, pinpointing the exact source of neck pain remains a challenge. All or some of the following may be to blame for neck pain:
- Incorrect use, such as repetitive or heavy lifting, overuse, or excessive activity
- Bruises, wounds, or sprains
- Stress on the muscles and ligaments that support your spine or the effects of aging can lead to vertebral degeneration.
- Tumors and bone spurs are examples of malignant development.
- Increased weight on your spine and disc pressure caused by obesity.
- A lack of muscle mass
- Tension in the muscles
- Strain vs. strain
- Torn ligaments and muscles
- Arthritis and other debilitating joint conditions
- Pinched nerve and protruding or ruptured (slipped) disk
- Compression fractures with osteoporosis
- Your vertebrae and bones may have congenital abnormalities that were present at birth
- Aortic aneurysm, for example, is a type of abdominal ailment
At what point should I contact my doctor?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Bladder or bowel control is lost, and both legs are weak. Symptoms like these necessitate prompt intervention.
- Intractable, persistent, and unrelieved back or neck discomfort
- Post-injury or post-fall pain
- Leg or arm ache, tingling, or numbness
- Weight reduction without the purpose of shedding pounds