Neck pain is a common issue for many men and women today, but the cause can vary widely. In most cases, acute (short-term) neck pain is a direct result of cervical spine pressure, nerve irritation, or nerve inflammation. The exact trigger of the pressure, irritation, or inflammation could be any of the following:
- Sports injury
- Auto accidents
- Poor posture
- Repetitive neck movements
- Sleeping with your neck in a bad position
In most cases, neck pain isn’t the only problem with a neck injury or condition. Often, you’ll also experience an inhibited range-of-motion, a feeling of general neck stiffness, and sometimes extra symptoms like headaches or migraines.
Certain things can make the neck pain and its related symptoms worse, including inadequate sleep, smoking, and overworking.
Call to book your neck pain relief appointment with Dr. Henry Small today.