Chronic Pain

Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common complaint and can be caused by wear and tear, overuse or injury to muscles, bones, nerves, or discs.

Spinal conditions (herniated disc), nerve pressure (neuropathy) or injury (spinal injury) can cause radiating arm pain, numbness, or tingling. Mild pain can be intermittent and sore after certain activities, and severe pain can limit weight bearing or activities of daily living.

Patients should seek medical attention if the pain is intense and lasts longer than several days. Seek emergency medical attention if you hear a crack, are motion impaired, and have headaches, numbness, weakness, or tingling.

Source: Mayo Clinic