Neck Pain

Neck Pain - HPC Physio

 

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Description

 

Neck pain can be very uncomfortable, in some cases this can debilitate your movement from looking side to side. If neck pain involves nerves it can cause numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arm, hand, or elsewhere.

 

Causes

  • Muscle strains
  • Overuse (too much time spent hunched over your computer or smartphone)
  • Nerve compression
  • Poor posture
  • Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Spinal stenosis

 

Treatment

  • Physical therapy
  • Nerve Stimulation (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Home exercises
  • Traction (stretching of the neck)
  • Short-term immobilization
  • Medications
  • Surgery (however this is rarely needed to treat neck pain)
  • Alternative medicine (Acupuncture, chiropractic, massage)