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Neck pain and stiffness, also known as cervicalgia, are common symptoms that many people experience . These conditions can
have a significant impact on an individual’s daily activities and overall quality of life.
There are many potential causes of neck pain and stiffness. Poor posture or degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis can often be the root of the problem . In some rare cases, these symptoms may signal a more serious health issue . Other causes can include injuries from accidents or sports activities, which can result in symptoms like neck stiffness, shoulder or arm pain, headache, facial pain, and dizziness .
Diagnosing neck pain and stiffness involves a thorough evaluation of the patient’s medical history, along with a detailed physical examination. A healthcare provider may also order imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRIs, to get a clearer picture of what is happening inside the body.
Treatment for neck pain and stiffness often begins with conservative approaches. These can include pain medication, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes like improving posture and incorporating stress management techniques . In some cases, a patient may be advised to wear a cervical collar or receive trigger point injections for relief .
If conservative treatments do not provide sufficient relief, and the patient experiences decreased function or progressive neurological symptoms, surgical intervention may be necessary . Common surgical procedures include spinal fusion, but the benefits and risks of surgery should always be carefully considered . Lifestyle factors such as smoking and obesity can negatively impact the outcome of the surgery .
We, at our healthcare center, are committed to helping you manage your neck pain and stiffness. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals is equipped with the latest diagnostic and treatment tools to ensure you receive the best possible care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start your journey towards a pain-free life. [Citations: 1,2,3]
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neck-pain) [Neck Pain – Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments](https://www.aans.org/en/Patients/Neurosurgical-Conditions-and Treatments/Neck-Pain)