Treatment for any neck condition is recommended as soon as possible
to minimize the danger of further aggravation. The following is a list
of only some of the conditions that may cause neck pain and is not a
substitute for a visit to your doctor:
Radiculopathy - A pinched nerve,
often from a herniated, or slipped, disk. This causes pain down the arm
that's often described as an electrical feeling.
Myofascial Pain - Generally an aching pain in muscles that
tends to be associated with poor posture, sitting at a computer or other
job-related tasks. Patients can become sore in different parts of the
body like the neck and arms, and often patients report they have
difficulty sleeping or feeling restored from sleep.
Spinal Stenosis - A narrowing of the nerve openings either
around the spinal cord or nerve roots that can cause symptoms similar to
a pinched nerve. The pain is described either as an aching or an
electrical feeling down the arm. Tendon, Ligament and Soft Tissue Pain - Localized pain when an area is stretched or its muscles are overused. This results in tenderness.
Spinal Instability - Increased motion between vertebra,
usually resulting from an injury. The pain typically feels like tingling
in the neck or arms.
Non-Spinal Causes of Neck Pain - Pain imitating a neck
injury, but from another cause. Shoulder and elbow injuries and gall
bladder disease are examples of problems that can refer pain to the neck
Repetitive Strain Injury - An injury that occurs from a
chronically used part of the body, either in a normal or abnormal way.
These problems are often found in people who sit at desks or work at