Muscle strains are the most common complaint of neck pain.
Nerve compression is the second most common complaint, which is a bit more serious than a strain. Nerve compression is usually caused by a herniated disc or bone spurs in the vertebrae of your neck. When the compression is severe enough it can cause pressing on the nerves which may cause numbness or tingling.
Advise your doctor as many specifics as you can about the location & severity of your pain. Be sure to mention any head & neck movements that make your neck pain better or worse.
There are a number of reasons why employees suffer on-the-job neck injuries, some of the most frequent causes include:
At Injury Doctors NYC your doctor will take a medical history and do an exam. He or she will check for tenderness, numbness and muscle weakness, as well as see how far you can move your head forward, backward and side to side.
your doctor may request an X-ray, so that it can reveal areas in your neck where your nerves or spinal cord might be pinched by bone spurs or other degenerative changes, or even a CT scan, a CT scan combines X-ray images taken from many different directions to produce detailed cross-sectional views of the internal structures of your neck.
These treatments may consist of several different methods, depending on the severity of your condition: