The neck is made up of vertebrae which are held together by muscles and ligaments. Between the vertebrae are disks and nerves. Your neck pain may be a result of a problem with any one of these neck components.
Treatment of neck injuries typically includes the use of specialized techniques and local modalities to decrease pain and increase motion. Our expertise includes strategic use of cervical stabilization exercises and strong home programs to help relieve of your neck problems.
As a result of aging, disks become worn out and allow the vertebrae to touch each other. Gradually this will cause pain and may allow bone spurs to develop and other joints of the spinal vertebrae to degenerate.
The jelly-like portion of the intervertebral disk is squeezed, causing the outer wall of the disk to bulge. Some of the more common causes for a herniated disk include heavy lifting using poor body mechanics, poor posture, and trauma.
Your brain may be sending a message to one or more muscles in the neck telling it to tense up. The muscle will be tender and painful. Muscle spasms are the neck’s way of protecting itself or are a result of stress.
This is the overstretching, tearing, and irritation of muscle and ligament fibers. Car accidents, falls, some types of work, and certain sports injuries are common causes of neck strain.