3 Unexpected Causes Of Neck Pain

Your neck can handle the widest range of motion in any other part of the spine. Therefore, you may be more prone to pain and overwork, resulting in nerve damage and joint deterioration. According to the National Institute of Health Statistics, 15% of common pain conditions are associated with neck pain.

There are many reasons why you may experience a surprising neck pain.

Poor posture

Your job may be the pain of the neck. Creating an ergonomic workspace and adapting to good posture are important parts of long-term pain prevention. If you are experiencing neck pain, it may be because the bio mechanics of your workstation has compensated for your spinal alignment. Incorrect positions, such as the height of the table or the bent position on the chair, increase the amount of work in the neck, causing more stress on the joints, ligaments and discs of the lower neck. If you are going to end a day of chronic pain, you may need to re-evaluate your workspace configuration.

Outside your desk, technology can also be the root cause of your neck pain. Americans spend an average of five hours a day using their smartphones. Tightening the handheld device can speed up the degradation of the neck joints. The end result may be not only neck pain, but also headaches and possible early onset spinal arthritis.

Damage caused by car accident

Contrary to popular belief, injuries caused by car accidents do not always respond immediately. In fact, even after a low-impact accident such as a defensive accident, your body may experience a delayed injury response. Any head that stretches quickly and then bends the head (you may know “whipping”) may be faster than your reflection, which is meant to protect your body. If you leave a small fender, you may leave a long-term pain that may take a while to appear.

inflammation

Inflammation can be considered the root cause of the most chronic pain. Persistent inflammation can cause neck joint degeneration and can cause neck pain. Recurrent injuries, such as whipping, can accelerate degenerative wear of the neck joints.

Regular detection of cancer is also important. Although rare, diseases such as metastatic cancer and other serious diseases may be the root cause of neck pain.

What can you do?

Advances in modern pain management have made it possible to live a life without pain. There are many options for people looking for a neck pain solution.

Epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive injection procedure designed to relieve pain in the inflammatory nerves. This effective anti-inflammatory treatment can provide long-term pain relief for some patients for months or even years. Although epidural anesthesia may be more often associated with childbirth, these injections have been used for decades as a solution to pain relief associated with disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and other degenerative disc disease. Working with a pain management specialist will help you choose the right type of epidural injection to relieve the specific neck pain you are experiencing.

The use of radio frequency ablation is another advanced method of controlling pain if steroid therapy is not effective or if you are looking for alternatives. This outpatient operation takes only 90 seconds to complete. A special X-ray machine targets the radio frequency to the affected nerve tissue to interrupt the pain signal that reaches the brain. Although each patient is different, people will relieve pain months after treatment.

If you are looking for a quick relief, trigger point injection is another option. Designed to rapidly reduce inflammation, healing begins at the site of injection because tissue undergoes reduced inflammation and can release toxins from cellular waste to substantially “clean” the affected tissue. Trigger point injection can quickly relieve neck pain, and can also be effectively used for chronic my official pain and fibrillation.

Don’t let neck pain become the source of pain