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Various Causes & Symptoms Pain in the Neck

The most common cause of neck pain are soft tissue abnormalities related to the injury or the prolonged use and wear.In rare cases, infection or tumors may cause neck pain. In some people, neck problems can be a source of pain in the upper back, shoulders, or arms.
Dr Bernard Lee, Director of Interventional Pain Management Services, Singapore Pain Care Center, Singapore said, for athletes and people with active lifestyles, is likely to have neck problems fairly high. Trauma due to falls, slips in a bicycle accident or a car that is not fully healed and repaired can worsen neck pain. Few painkillers can reduce neck pain. However, if left untreated for a long time, the pain can be acute.

“If the neck pain disorder does not disappear after six weeks, you should consult a doctor immediately,” he advised.

What happens if not treated?

For starters, Dr. Lee recommends treating acute neck pain in order to prevent it becoming chronic. Chronic neck pain can cause deterioration, muscle stiffness, contractures (bent neck) and stiffness. There will be a decrease in neck movement, and maybe even bend the body.

Symptoms associated with neck pain :

Cervical disc protrusion

Disc stuck in the neck area can cause prolonged neck pain with stiffness constant of the surrounding neck and shoulder muscles.This pain may spread to the shoulder and / or arms. Depending on the degree of protrusion, the vertebrae can be narrowed to varying degrees.

Cervicogenic headache

Certain headaches associated with neck pain. They arise spontaneously, sometimes so strong that awaken the patient from sleep. The pain often feels sharp, with each duration lasts from several minutes to several hours. This can be accompanied by numbness in the shoulder or hand.

Symptoms of pain miofasial

Often, these patients have many weak trigger point above their shoulders, neck and upper back, between the scapula and menyebgabkan their weak arm. This type of pain can be relieved by massage or acupressure for short periods of time. This pain may be triggered by stress.


Muscle pain which generally involve the neck, lower back, shoulders, buttocks and limbs. There is often involvement of severe fatigue, abdominal pain or psychological pressure. Patients may experience joint stiffness in the hands, feet and neck in the morning

Rheumatoid arthritis

A systemic disorder involving inflammatory conditions poly arthritis, involving the hands and feet or neck pain.

Effects of stress

If someone is rushing to meet deadlines, without knowing it, the neck muscles strained and shortened neck and causes neck joint stress. Studies have shown that stress reduces a person’s breathing, reducing oxygenation to a number of specific muscles.

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