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Neck Pain

If you have neck pain, you could end up with a restricted ability to turn and bend. This can affect your ability to drive safely, watch after your children, and work efficiently. Neck pain can rapidly move up into your head and cause headaches. It can also move down towards your shoulders and spread into your back, causing even more pain. If left untreated neck pain can even move down into your arms, and possibly cause numbing in your hands.

A variety of factors can contribute to neck pain. The leading causes of neck pain are: 

  • Strained Muscles – Neck muscles are usually strained by poor posture or by grinding your teeth. Muscles in your neck can also be strained or injured just by doing daily activities like getting out of bed or bending at the wrong angle. 
  • Nerve Compression – Herniated discs can put pressure on the nerves that branch out from your spinal column. This can cause numbness and tingling in your extremities. 
  • Injuries – Injuries like car accidents can cause whiplash, and strain the soft tissues of the neck.