Neck pain derives from three distinct pains:
Acute Pain occurs as a result from trauma and high tension. This type of neck pain can be caused by impact, contact sports injury, sleeping awkwardly, heavy lifting and other injuries. Tension can also cause the pain due to pressure on the nerves and blood vessel. There are other causes of neck pains coming from a bulging disc, slipped or herniated disc in the neck.
Chronic pain in the neck can be dull or sharp and is either intermittent or constant, which lasts longer than 6 months. The conditions could be:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spinal stenosis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
Patients with chronic pains may have headaches, pain, and loss of mobility stiffness; have concentration issues, mood swings and change in energy levels.
Many times chronic pain is due to neck pain having been improperly treated initially. We recommend that patients seek medical treatment for neck pain, weakness or numbness that lasts for more than a week or as early as possible.