WHAT IS NECK PAIN?
Neck pain can be due to a number of different factors such as mechanical or muscular dysfunction, a trapped nerve or from arthritis of the neck. Neck pain is a common condition and is more frequently seen in women than men. The most common cause of neck pain is usually down to muscular tension in the Trapezius muscle and surrounding musculature of the neck and shoulder.
HOW DOES NECK PAIN OCCUR?
- trauma or injury
- worry and stress
- falling asleep in an awkward position
- prolonged use of a computer keyboard
SIGNS AND SYMPTONS OF NECK PAIN
Neck pain can range from a mild discomfort to severe burning pain. If the pain is ‘acute’ – sudden and intense – it’s commonly labelled a crick in the neck, facet syndrome or muscular rheumatism. If the pain has been present for more than three months it’s termed ‘chronic’ neck pain.