Neck Pain Causes
There are many causes of neck pain that people suffer from ranging from arthritis to stress. Even though the pain may be felt in the neck, the pain itself may disseminate from other parts of the body. For example someone suffering from neck pain or stiffness may actually have a condition know as spinal stenosis . On the other hand, a lesser complicated cause, such as stress may lead to the tightening of back and neck muscles which in turn cause neck pain. There is also referred or radicular pain that is felt away from the neck but is related to nerves in the cervical spine.
In order to properly treat neck pain, it is first necessary to figure out the underlying cause of the neck pain and what part of the body the it is is associated with. Once you've established the cause or condition then your physician should confirm your diagnosis and offer treatment advice.
Common Causes of Neck Pain include:
- Cervical Arthritis
- Pinched Nerve in Neck
- Cervical Spinal Stenosis
- Neck Injury
- Bulging or Herniated Disc
- Sleeping positions
- Poor Posture
- Thyroid Problems
For more neck pain problems please visit: Types of Neck Pain
Injuries to the neck come in many shapes and forms and are a major cause of neck pain. Because of the complexity of the cervical spine, often times neck injuries are difficult to overcome. The good thing is that if your neck pain is not injury related, many times it can be successfully treated without surgery.
Last Updated: 12/10/2010