Neck pain and stiffness can result from postural sprains and strains of every day life. Prolonged working at computers, carrying heavy bags – even in school children- can result in neck pain and stiffness. The neck and muscles of the neck can refer pain to the back of the head (suboccipital area), into the jaw, over the shoulders, down the arms and into the hands. A chiropractor will carry out a thorough assessment to identify the pain generators of the head and neck. When neck pain is associated with arm pain, it is important to rule out neurological deficit and for patients with neck and arm complaints, the chiropractor will assess the brachial plexus and peripheral nerve involvement.
– Cervical disc irritation
– Cervical degenerative joint disease
– Cervical facet syndrome
– Cervical radiculopathy
– Cervical muscle/ ligamentous sprain/strain
Neck pain can have traumatic onset for example in whiplash-associated disorder. Cervical dystonia or spasmodic torticollis, is a condition in which the neck muscles are locked in a sustained involuntary muscle contraction. This abnormal muscle contraction can cause twisting or abnormal neck postures and depending on the severity, cervical torticollis can be a very painful, debilitating and distressing condition.
Osteoarthritis Associated Pain and Stiffness
Over many years, changes within the cervical disc spaces in the neck, including narrowing of the discs, can result in pain and stiffness.
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