Neck Pain Causes: Causes Neck Pain

NECK PAIN is often ignored by the most people. Neck pain is not taken seriously can cause more serious health problems. Often the question arises why my neck hurt?

Our neck itself consists of the bones and soft parts, such as muscles, ligaments and nerves. Spine of the neck has the function of supporting the movement and weight of the head. Unlike other parts of the spine, the neck is not covered by other bones that are prone to injuries that cause pain and limit movement. Neck pain can be lost in certain circumstances on its own, but most need a diagnosis and further medical care.

Neck pain can be caused by abnormalities in the soft tissues, such as muscles, ligaments and nerves, as well as the bones and joints of the spine. The most common causes of neck pain are soft tissue abnormalities due to a small but prolonged injury. Although rare, it can also be caused by infections, tumors and congenital abnormalities of the spine. Currently, the most common cause is a disease neck degeneration due to aging and excessive activity. In some people, the problem vertebrae of the neck causing pain in the upper back, shoulders and arms.

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Neck Pain Causes: Causes Neck Pain

Common Neck Pain Causes (Causes Neck Pain):

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis can damage joints and cause stiffness in the neck, usually occur in the upper neck.
  • Cervical Degeneration Intervetebral Disc (Spondylosis). Disc degeneration usually occurs at the age of 40 years or more. Disk can stand and put pressure on the spinal cord when the edge of the disc weakens.
  • Injury. Motor vehicle accident or wreck diving, sports and falls can cause injury to the neck. The use of motor vehicle seat belt can help to prevent or minimise neck injury. Automobile collision may result in hyperextension (backward movement of the neck beyond normal limits) or hyperflexion (neck movement to advance beyond limit of normal). In general, the soft tissue injury, more severe neck injuries with a fracture or dislocation of the cervical spine can damage the spinal cord and cause paralysis.

When should you seek treatment?

If neck pain arises after a severe injury that occurred as motor vehicle accidents, diving accidents or falls, should immediately go to hospital for medical treatment. Medical treatment should be done if the neck pain spreads to the arms and legs, while numbness or numbness in an arm or leg without neck pain should also be evaluated. If there is no history of injury, you should also seek medical care when neck pain was continuous, severe, with pain spreading to the arm or leg, accompanied by headaches, numbness, tingling, or weakness.

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