What Is Neck Pain or Cervical Pain?

Q:
What is neck pain or cervical pain?

A:
Neck pain, also known as cervical pain, refers to a sharp or dull pain in the neck, shoulder and nearby muscles. It is very common and can be caused by various factors. These factors involve muscle strains, nerve compression, wore joint, injuries and certain disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis or cancer.

Generally, some physical therapies can relieve neck pain and make you feel better. But you need to see your doctor if you have following conditions:

  • Severe neck pain.
  • Physical therapies can’t relieve your pain.
  • Your neck pain has persisted for a long time.
  • Your neck pain worsens overtime and spreads to other parts of your body.

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