Neck pain is discomfort in any of the structures in the neck. There are many conditions that can cause chronic pain in your neck. Sometimes the pain is worsened even with a small movement of the neck. It can also be associated with headache, facial pain, shoulder pain, and numbness or tingling sensation in arms. The neck and shoulder are highly mobile, which means they are also prone to injury. A common cause of the pain is muscle strain or tension. Studies have shown that the pain can be due to chemical, physical and emotional stress.
Trauma, poor posture and arthritis also cause this pain. Poor posture while sitting or standing, watching TV or reading, bending over a desk for hours, placing your computer monitor too high or too low, sleeping in an uncomfortable position, twisting or turning the neck in a jarring manner while exercising can also be the reason of your pain in neck.
How to self-diagnose your pain?
You have to remember that the person who can detect your pain first is you. You have to diagnose and notice that at what time and where you are facing the pain. There are patients who feel the pain worst when they first rise in the morning and at the end of the day. You have to be your doctor and ask a few questions to yourself, is your neck painful all the time or does it occur at a particular time or whether it come and go? Is the pain in front, at the back or side of your neck? Do you feel pain while moving your neck? Are you having stiff neck? What makes your pain worse and what makes you feel better?
The location, intensity, duration, and radiation of the pain are also important in diagnosing the problem. Any past injury to the neck can also be one of the causes. 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, you may feel numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arm, hand, or elsewhere. An examination of the nervous system is performed to determine whether nerve involvement is present or not.
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