Neck pain after waking up? Neck pain on the back? Neck pain on the sides? Neck pain and headache?
Neck pain can come from a number of disorders and diseases of any tissues in the neck, such as degenerative disc disease, neck strain, whiplash, a herniated disc, or a pinched nerve.
The following is more information on the symptoms, causes and treatments for specific common neck problems:
When evaluating neck pain, it is important to review the history of the symptoms, including; the location, intensity, duration and radiation of the pain. Any past injury to the neck is also taken into account. The neck will be examined at rest and in motion, to determine whether nerve involvement is present. Further testing includes x-ray evaluation, CAT scan, bone scan and MRI scan.
It is important to seek immediate care if the severe neck pain results from an injury, such as a motor vehicle accident, diving accident or fall.
Book an appointment with our specialists if your neck pain:
- Is severe
- Persists for several days without relief
- Spreads down arms or legs
- Is accompanied by headache, numbness, weakness or tingling