What is cervicalgia?
Cervicalgia is a general term used to describe neck pain that does not radiate outward.
All persons can be affected by neck pain or injury. Risk factors for neck pain include:
- injury from involvement in contact sports;
- motor-vehicle accidents;
- poor postures or sleeping positions;
- psychological stress;
- bone conditions, such as arthritis or osteoporosis;
- diseases or conditions that affect the spine.
Symptoms of cervicalgia contain non-specific neck pain that can be either acute or chronic, and may vary depending on the extent of the injury.
Except for mild discomfort, other symptoms may include:
- stiffness in neck muscles;
- spasms in neck muscles;
- impaired neck movement;
- tenderness in shoulders.
Please turn to your doctor immediately if other symptom develops.