Pain located in the neck is a common medical condition. Neck pain can come from a number of disorders and diseases and can involve any of the tissues in the neck.
Examples of common conditions causing neck pain are degenerative disc disease, neck strain, osteoarthritis, cervical spondylosis, spinal stenosis, poor posture, neck injury such as in whiplash, a herniated disc, or a pinched nerve (cervical radiculopathy).
Pain originating in the neck can present itself in many ways. It may be a local pain in the lower neck or just below the head. It can radiate to the shoulder region, the thoracic spine, into the head, even to the forehead, and nerve pain can cause severe pain down one arm, even into the fingers. It can significantly restrict how much you can move your head and neck.
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain can be related to muscular problems, nerve irritations or degenerative findings as in a cervical disc prolapse or a cervical disc protrusion, or a combination of these. In most cases, a significant part of the problem is muscular.
- Neck stiffness
- Sharp pain
- General soreness
- Radiating pain
- Tingling, numbness
- The trouble with gripping or lifting objects
Management at AktivHealth:
We at AktivHealth start with a thorough clinical examination to find out what the problem is and how to address it. The type of treatment program you need will depend on the diagnosis and the factors that contribute to your pain. In many cases, a combination of proper physiotherapy techniques which includes myofascial releases, muscle energy techniques followed by an active training approach 1 on 1 Our team will over a period of time to resolve your problem. Such an approach is a safe and very powerful method to relieve neck pain for the long term. At Aktivhealth we have skilled staff and specific computerized training devices that allow safe and effective treatment of the neck.