IS YOUR NECK IN PAIN?
November 15, 2021
Poor posture, neck strain, neck injury such as in whiplash, osteoarthritis, cervical spondylosis, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, pinched nerve due to cervical radiculopathy
Rare infections, such as tuberculosis of the neck, infection of the spine bones in the neck (osteomyelitis and septic discitis), and meningitis (often accompanied by neck stiffness)
Neck pain can also come from conditions directly affecting the muscles of the neck, such as fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica, as well as from uncomfortable positioning of the neck while sleeping with the head on a pillow
Further testing of undiagnosed neck pain can include:
Once the diagnosis has been ascertained, then therapy can be directed at the cause of neck pain. The treatment of neck pain depends on its precise cause.
Treatment options include:
Self-care measures for treatment: