Most people will experience neck pain at some point in their lives. Neck pain can be acute, meaningit lasts a few hours to a few weeks, or it can be chronic. Neck pain that lasts several weeks or longer is considered chronic neck pain.
Most causes of neck pain aren't serious. Poor posture at work, such as leaning into your computer, and during hobbies, such as hunching over your workbench, are common causes of neck pain. But sometimes neck pain can signify something more serious.
Neck pain takes many forms:
See your health care provider if the following signs and symptoms occur in conjunction with neck pain:
Other causes of neck pain may include car accidents, sports injuries, or any activity which introduces trauma
to the neck. Some injuries are serious and can cause damage to ligaments, muscles and or a disc.
Treatment: Skillful examination of the affected area is required by a qualified health care professional. Chiropractic treatment can begin after it has been determined to be a viable solution for the current condition.
The information provided on this site is not a substitute for professional medical advice,
examination, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health care
provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think
you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.