Your neck is flexible, but it’s also less well protected than other parts of the spine, so it’s vulnerable to injury and degeneration. Pain can come from:
Fibrous ligaments that join the bones together hold the cervical vertebrae in your spine in place, and the surrounding muscles support the neck and enable it to move. There are also nerves running through your neck that generate pain if tissues incur injury or damage.
Infections and tumors may occasionally cause neck pain, but most often pain in the neck is due to an acute injury or a degeneration of the tissues.
Degenerative conditions that can cause neck pain include:
If you have pain or reduced range of movement in your neck, you should the doctor for an assessment. There could be many possible causes of your neck pain, you should receive a thorough examination of your neck to see what could be causing the problem. We may also carry out further diagnostic testing, such as X-rays, CT scans, or diagnostic spinal injections.
Once we diagnose the cause of your neck pain, we can recommend a treatment program to heal the damage, reduce your pain, and restore your mobility. Possible treatments include:
Surgery for neck pain is an option if other treatment methods aren’t successful. Surgery is effective in relieving pain caused by nerve roots and spinal cord compression.