What Is Cervicalgia?

Q:
What is cervicalgia?

A:
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:

  • headaches;
  • dizziness;
  • nausea;
  • stiffness in neck muscles;
  • spasms in neck muscles;
  • impaired neck movement;
  • tenderness in shoulders.

Please turn to your doctor immediately if other symptom develops.

Keyword: cervicalgia.