Neck pain problems can become debilitating for sufferers. Many people experience neck pain at some point in their life, without knowing the exact reason of neck pain.
A chiropractic neck pain can vary from minor discomfort to severe burning pain. Neck problems can be caused by injury and poor postures. Neck pain is also described by the non-medical term Whiplash. Soft nerves get injured due to the unusual motion applied to the neck that causes neck’s movement beyond its normal range.
Seven bones called vertebrae helps in supporting the heavy head, which is balanced on the narrow support of these bones. Discs isolate the vertebrae from each other, which are made constant by joints and ligaments and moved by muscles. The greater mobility provided by the neck make it so vulnerable to easy damage.
Types of neck pain
- Acute neck pain – A sudden and strong pain neck
- Chronic neck pain – Pain lasted from more than three months.
Causes of neck pain
The causes that can trigger neck pain:
- Trauma or injury
- Worry and stress
- Falling asleep in an awkward position
- Prolonged use of a computer keyboard.
- Diseases such as arthritis or degeneration of the discs
- Muscle tightness
Symptoms of neck pain
A chiropractic neck pain can feel like:
- General pain located in the neck area, as well as stiffness in the neck muscles.
- The pain may discharge down to the shoulder or between the shoulder blades.
- The pain can also move out into the arm, the hand or up into the head, causing a one-sided or double-sided headache.
- The muscles in the neck are tense, sore and feel hard to the touch.
- Acute pain can give rise to abnormal neck posture in which the head is forced to turn to one side. This condition is known as torticollis.
- The pain at the base of the skull may be accompanied by a feeling of weakness in the shoulders and arms.
- There may be a prickly or tingling sensation in the arms and fingers.
Meningitis can also be the cause of neck pain in some cases. Its symptoms can be:
- A rash develops that doesn’t fade when you press it with a glass tumbler or a finger.
- The patient feels ill or is running a fever, as well as feeling neck pain.
- It’s so painful to bend the neck forward that the patient can’t put their chin on their chest.
- Light hurts the eyes.
- Neck pain is accompanied by severe headache or continuous vomiting.
- Neck pain is accompanied by severe pain in the back.
Head injury or disc trouble can be a cause of neck pain having the following symptoms:
- If neck pain is the result of a recent head injury and the person is becoming drowsy, confused or is vomiting.
- Neck pain is accompanied by headache.
- If there’s pain behind one eye.
- Vision, hearing, taste or balances are affected.
- Severe vomiting.
- The muscle power in arms or legs is reduced.
Chiropractic neck treatment is a gentle therapy for improving spine mechanism, thus by reducing pain and discomfort. Stretching exercise may be helpful in eliminating pain.