Symptoms of Neck Pain
Before you suffer from neck pain, do you know what would be the symptoms which cause discomfort feeling in your neck? It would be better for you to know briefly about the symptoms of neck pain, especially knowing which one is serious and which one is not.
Neck pain is a common complaint in the medical world. Herniated or ruptured cervical disc is the common cause of discomfort feeling in your neck. Ruptured or herniated disc would also be the common cause of shoulder and arm pain.
In the series of articles about neck pain, now we provide you with information about symptoms of neck pain.
The information would be divided into three parts:
- Common symptoms of neck pain
- Symptoms of serious neck pain
- Will my neck pain get better?
Optimistically, the information given is convenient for you and your loved ones.
Wish you a happy learning!
Common Symptoms of Neck Pain
Here are the common symptoms of neck pain:
- Dull or severe pain in your neck
- Dull or severe pain between your shoulder blades
- Tingling in your shoulder or arm
- Numbness in your shoulder or arm
- Pain spreads to your arm, hand, or fingers
Specific movements or positions of your neck could intensify your neck pain.
There are other disorders that often resemble the symptoms of neck pain (cervicalgia or cervical herniated disc). The similar disorders are as follows:
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Symptoms of Serious Neck Pain
In specific cases, neck pain patients experience neck pain that lead to spinal cord compression. In this condition, spinal cord of neck pain patients being pushed by the disc material. When this happens, you require an immediate and aggressive neck pain treatment plan.
Symptoms of spinal cord compression would include:
- Shock” or tingling feelings from your neck and then down to either your torso or legs
- Trouble with your fine motor skills in both your hands and arms
- Stumbling gait
You should also seek medical advice immediately when you have the following symptoms:
- When you suffer from neck pain together with other problems, such as AIDS, cancer, or rheumatoid arthritis.
- If your neck pain gets worse constantly.
- When you feel ongoing numbness, clumsy, or weak feeling in your arms or hands, especially if these feelings do not disappear within four weeks.
- If a tender touch hurts your neck.
- If you have other symptoms or you feel ill, such as fever or weight loss.
Will My Neck Pain Get Better?
Luckily, you should feel improvement and get better completely with you neck within several days. In a few weeks, you neck pain should disappear entirely.
Nonetheless, some studies showed that approximately 17 percent of women and 10 percent of men feel neck pain more than six months after onset of cervicalgia (neck pain).
When this happens, it means you suffer from chronic neck pain. Usually chronic pain will come and go, with “flare-ups” over the period of time.
In the next article, we will write about the treatments of neck pain.
You should consult with your doctor and other health care professionals to get a better knowledge and information about symptoms of neck pain.
Kindly bear in mind, this article is not solely intended as the only source of information about symptoms of neck pain.