Neck pain is discomfort in any of the structures in the neck. These include muscles and nerves as well as spinal vertebrae and the cushioning disks in between. Neck pain may also come from areas near the neck such as the shoulder, jaw, head, and upper arms.
When your neck is sore, you may have difficulty moving it, especially to one side. Many people describe this as having a stiff neck.
If neck pain involves nerves (for example, significant muscle spasm pinching on a nerve or a disk herniation pressing on a nerve), you may feel numbness, tingling, pins and needles sensation, or weakness in your arm, hand, or elsewhere.
A common cause of neck pain is muscle strain or tension. Usually, everyday activities are to blame. Such activities include bending over a desk for hours, having poor posture while watching TV or reading, placing your computer monitor too high or too low, sleeping in an uncomfortable position, or twisting and turning the neck in a jarring manner while exercising.
Another common cause of neck pain is from automobile accidents, known as whiplash. Whiplash injuries should be evaluated immediately by a Chiropractor to rule out any major soft tissue injuries such as disk herniations or disk bulges to the spine. Chiropractors are able to treat neck pain by adjusting the neck with their hands in a slight motion to help remove any nerve interference that may be caused by misaligned vertebrae in the cervical spine.
If you are suffering from neck pain and would like to schedule an appointment at Chiropractic & Rehabilitation of South Florida call us at 1-855-954-2273 today.