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Neck pain

Neck pain can be caused by many different areas. It can be a source of constant ache or pain with movement, and stop you from enjoying life’s activites. Many people with neck pain suffer from one of the following:

Degenerative Disc Disease
The discs are the fluid filled sacs between the bones of your neck. The normal aging process shrinks the discs and dries them out. Repeated stress and strain also weakens the tissues that make up the disc. When this happens, the disc loses its ability to absord shock. In turn, this causes rubbing and changes the shape of the joints in your neck, which can be painful.

Muscle Strain
When there is injury to the neck or you overuse the shoulder and neck muss, strain can occur. When this happens, the neck muscles may go into spasm to help support and protect the sore area.

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Mechanical Neck Pain
Mechanical pain usually starts from changes in the neck joints. As discs start to collapse, the space between the neck bones narrows, and the joints may become inflamed.  The pain is usually chronic and is typically felt in the middle part of the next. However, it may spread form the neck into the upper back or to the outside of the should in some cases.

Radiculopathy
Pressure or irritation on or around the nerves of the neck can affect the nerves’ electrical signals. The pressure irritation can be felt as numbness on the skin, weakness in the muscles or pain along the path of the nerve.

SOL can help you if you’re  suffering from neck pain. From long-term neck pain, to recovering from a complicated surgery, we can relieve your pain quickly, returning your natural mobility and strength. We can teach you how to protect your neck in the years ahead.

 

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One Response to Neck pain

  1. Gerald Vonberger 2015/01/23 at 3:31 pm #

    I’ve been having neck pain for a while and I’m not really sure what causes it. From what you say here, it sounds like it might be mechanical neck pain. Hopefully it doesn’t spread to my back or shoulders like you mentioned. It sounds like I should get it looked at and start physical therapy as quickly as possible. I should be able to prevent it from spreading that way.

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