What kind of neck pain do you suffer from?
Causes of Neck Pain
Some causes result from acute injuries which cannot be avoided, such as an automobile accident resulting in a whiplash-type injury. Other causes can be avoided and result from the use of “bad” or improper habits and techniques, such as poor posture.
Whiplash Neck Injury
Whiplash is a generic term applied to injuries of the neck caused when the neck is suddenly or violently jolted in one direction and then another, creating a whip-like movement. Whiplash is most commonly seen in people involved in motor vehicle accidents, but it can also occur from falls, sports injuries, work injuries, and other incidents.
Auto Injury Neck Pain
Auto injuries commonly result in sprain-strain of the neck. The ligaments that help support, protect, and restrict excessive movement of the vertebrae are torn, which is called a sprain. The joints in the back of the spine, called the facet joints, are covered by ligaments called facet capsules, which seem to be particularly susceptible to whiplash injury.
Workplace Injury Neck Pain
Workplace injuries are any occupational injury or illness that is caused by factors in your workplace, including the specific tasks you are required to perform. Injuries may occur in people who work in many different types of workplaces, including factories, construction sites, offices, retail stores, and warehouses.
Shoulder & Arm Pain
Pinched or irritated nerves in the neck as they exit your cervical spine can lead to radiating pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness into your shoulder and/or arm. There are specific patterns of sensation, reflex, and muscle control that each individual nerve follows as it travels out of your neck and down your arm.