Neck pain is a common complaint and one of the most frequently reported problems associated with the musculoskeletal system. Among the general population, nearly Neck pain clinic30-50% of adults have neck pain at least one time throughout the year and that number continues to be on the rise (Hogg-Johnson S, et al, Spine, 2008). With so many reported cases, doctors are challenged with finding appropriate treatment.
Neck pain, by definition, is pain that arises in the neck due to pulled or strained muscles or an abnormality in the joints or disc of the neck. The neck muscles may be strained due to a wide variety of factors, including poor posture, over-use, increased activity, or wear-and-tear on the muscles. Of the number of neck pain complaints reported, arthritis due to wear-and-tear on the muscles of the neck has become a more common complaint than other causes.
Neck pain may occur as a symptom of a more serious problem in the body. Traumatic injury may lead to severe neck pain, accompanied with numbness or tingling in the hands or arms. Loss of strength or shooting pain radiating into the arms may reveal symptoms that are emergent and need to be examined by a medical professional, right away.