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Neck Pain

Neck pain is a very common problem. There are very many reasons for getting neck pain including posture, wrong pillow, accident, fall, sprain, arthritis etc. 


Pain in neck, which may increase with movement like driving or working at a computer
Muscle tightness, difficult movement, headache


In many cases, low back pain is associated with spondylosis, a term that refers to the degeneration of the spine associated with normal wear and tear that occurs in the joints, discs, and bones of the spine as people get older. 

Intervertebral disc degeneration is one of the most common causes of neck pain, and it occurs when the usually rubbery discs lose integrity as a normal process of aging. As the discs deteriorate, they lose their cushioning ability.

Herniated or ruptured discs can occur when the intervertebral discs become compressed and bulge outward (herniation) or rupture, causing pain.

Radiculopathy is a condition caused by compression, inflammation and/or injury to a spinal nerve root. Pressure on the nerve root results in pain, numbness, or a tingling sensation that travels to arm and leg. 

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal column that puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves that can cause pain or numbness going down arms.


A complete medical history and physical, imaging studies like x-rays, CT scans, MRI etc. may be ordered as needed. EMG/Nerve testing may be ordered to assess a pinched nerve.