Neck Pain


Pain located in the neck is a typical medical condition. Neck pain can originate from various issues and disorders and can include any of the tissues in the neck. Neck pain can occur anywhere in your neck, from the base of your head to the highest point of your shoulders. It may restrain the amount you can move your head and neck.

Neck pain is common, especially in individuals older than 50.


Neck pain is common, especially in individuals older than 50. Mostly neck pain is caused by activities that stress the neck. Painting a roof, slumping, or laying down with your neck curved are a few things that can bring about neck pain. These types of activities can cause neck pain.


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Symptoms


Neck pain is normally connected with dull aching. Sometimes neck pain gets worse with the movement of the neck or turning the head. Different symptoms connected with a few types of neck pain are tingling, numbness, sharp shooting pain, tenderness, trouble swallowing, fullness, pulsations, dizziness, and gland swelling.

Common Treatments


Neck exercises and stretching. Your doctor may prescribe that you should work with a physical therapist for neck stretches and exercises. A physical therapist can direct you through these activities so you can do them all alone at home. Exercises can improve pain by restoring muscle function, increasing the endurance of your neck muscles.

Causes


Most cases of neck pain are due to soft tissue sprain or muscle strain, however it can also be caused by whiplash. These kinds of neck pain improve with time and non-surgical care, for example, chiropractic manipulation and medical.

Traction


Traction uses pulleys and weights to carefully stretch your neck and keep it immobilized. Under supervision of a physical therapist and a doctor, this therapy may give moderately quick relief of some neck pain, especially when pain is related to nerve root irritation.


Surgical Treatments


Steroid Injections


Your specialist may inject corticosteroid medicines close to the nerve roots, into the muscles in your neck to help with pain. Numbing medications, for example, lidocaine, also can be injected to relieve your neck pain.

Surgery


Surgery is rarely required for neck pain. Then again, it might be a possibility for relieving nerve root or spinal cord compression.


Some Nonprescription pain killers are

Creams or gels, for example, Bengay, that are rubbed into the neck. Acetaminophen, for example, Tylenol, which reduces pain. Nonsteroidal calming medications, including ibuprofen, (for example, Advil) or naproxen, (for example, Aleve), that can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation.


Common Medicines


Medicines can relieve neck pain. Pain killers will help you to move your neck easier without pain, so you can start simple exercises and begin the healing process.