Neck pain is a common complaint and most is muscle related. Although this type of neck pain is not too serious, it can be tiresome and very uncomfortable. However, neck pain can result from a variety of causes, ranging from overuse injuries and whiplash to diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and meningitis.
Sprains or cramps cause muscle tension, which can lead to numbness, tingling or weakness in your arm or hand. Neck muscles can be strained from poor posture while working at your computer or hunching over a work space. Wear-and-tear arthritis is also a common cause of neck pain.
But sometimes neck pain can signify something more serious. Non muscle related neck pain can be caused by damaged disks which can pinch the nerves in the neck area and even cause pain in the shoulders and arms. This can even lead to problems with coordination, balance and motor skills.
The specialists at the Franklin Pain and Wellness Center can minimize and treat chronic neck pain without the use of narcotics. Contact us if you have been dealing with chronic neck pain.