Neck pain, or a stiff neck, is typically characterized by soreness and difficulty moving the neck, especially when trying to turn the head to the side. Neck pain may also be accompanied by a headache, shoulder pain and/or arm pain, or cause the individual to turn the entire body as opposed to the neck when trying to look sideways or backward.
Often problems in the cervical spine can lead to neck pain and/or stiffness.
Cervical Spine Disorders Include:
- Cervical herniated disc
- Cervical degenerative disc disease
- Cervical osteoarthritis—which often occurs along with other degenerative conditions, such as spinal stenosis, and anatomical changes, such as bone spurs
Common Symptoms Associated With Neck Pain Include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Pain in the shoulder or between the shoulder blades
- Sleep disturbances
- Pain or numbness in the arm or hand
The neck is extremely sensitive and treatment options depend on the nature of the injury or deterioration. Neck pain often requires a “measured” approach.
Some Regenerative Medicine treatments may help, but extensive diagnostic assessments must be made first, to determine the nature of the injury, or pain.
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