For anyone who’s ever experienced neck pain, you know how debilitating and incapacitating it can be. According to surveys, 90% of people will experience neck pain at some stage in their lives. While the most common causes of neck pain are injuries and postural problems, diseases like arthritis and disc degeneration in the spine can also be serious causes of neck pain. Most episodes of acute neck pain are due to a muscle strain or other soft tissue sprain in the ligaments and tendons. This type of injury can be caused by a sudden force (such as from a car accident), or from straining the neck (such as a stiff neck from sleeping in the wrong position, or a strain from carrying a heavy suitcase).
The majority of neck pain episodes simply get better with time, and can be treated with non-surgical intervention. However, there are a few symptoms of neck pain that could be possible indications of a serious medical condition. Patients experiencing any of these symptoms should contact us directly to book a thorough medical examination and diagnosis of their particular case.