Neck Pain

If you’re experiencing neck pain, it may be caused by a specific spinal problem that can be diagnosed and treated, such as arthritis, nerve compression, infection, fracture, or a tumor or other growth. However, most neck pain is defined as nonspecific, which means that it isn’t caused by any specific pathology. Read on to learn more about treatment options for nonspecific neck pain.

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Common causes for nonspecific neck pain include strain on the neck (for example, bending it for a long period of time or sleeping on an unfamiliar pillow) as well as age related wear and tear. Usually, neck pain is defined as nonspecific unless it is combined with pain traveling down the arm or weakness in the hands. If you do have either of those sympto determine the cause of your pain.

While nonspecific neck pain has no cure, it typically resolves itself after a few days. You can help alleviate some of the pain with home remedies, such as stretching, rest, and over the counter anti-inflammator can recommend exercises that may help. Applying heat or ice might also be helpful.

Another recommendation is tors avoid prescribing medications for neck pain unless it persists for longer than a few days and is not resolved with over the counter medications combined with self care strategies.

One of the most common causes of specific neck pain is a whiplash injury, typically associated with a car accident. If you’re involved in a collision, see your docto those for nonspecific neck pain.

If your neck pain is combined with headaches, it’s important tor can recommend exercises that may be beneficial.