Your neck (cervical spine) is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Cervical disks absorb shock between the bones. Neck pain is a common complaint. Neck muscles can be strained from poor posture — whether it’s leaning over your computer or hunching over your workbench. Osteoarthritis also is a common cause of neck pain.
Seek immediate care if severe neck pain results from an injury, such as a motor vehicle accident, diving accident or fall.
Contact a doctor 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
Without treatment, this type of pain can often linger for months and years, so it is important to get treatment on the troubled areas in the neck. Doing so will enable you to enjoy a more fulfilling life. There’s no need to ignore any lingering headaches, muscle fatigue, or tingling and numbness. Letting this pain go untreated can lead to a number of issues, from shoulder discomfort and weakness in the arms to difficulty sleeping. Our team is able to evaluate your condition and provide the necessary treatment to resolve your discomfort.