The location and the range of motion of the cervical vertebrae often leaves the neck unprotected and subject to injury. Neck pain can occur anywhere in your neck, from the bottom of your head to the top of your shoulders. It can spread to your upper back or arms. It may limit how much you can move your head and neck.

What could be causing the pain?

Cervical Myelopathy

• Do you have a stiff neck?
• Pain in your arm, or numbness in your arm, hands or fingers?
• Do you drop things a lot or experience clumsiness while walking?
• These are symptoms of Cervical Myelopathy.

Cervical Radiculopathy

• Do you experience numbness or weakness in your neck or arm?
• Do you feel a pins-and-needle sensation or persistent tingling?
• These are symptoms of Cervical Radiculopathy.

Degenerative Disc Disease

• Did you play sports or participate in activities straining your neck?
• Does the pain come and go?
• Do you feel numbness or pain in your neck?
• These are symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease.

Herniated Disc

• Do you feel pain when turning your neck or head?
• Is the pain only on one side of your body?
• Do you feel a burning sensation in your neck, shoulder, or arm?
• These are some symptoms of a cervical herniated disc.

Stenosis

• Do you feel heaviness in your head or neck?
• Do you have pain while standing for long periods of time?
• Is it easier to walk with a walker or shopping cart?
• These are symptoms of cervical stenosis.

 

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