13 Causes For Frequent Neck Pain

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Frequent Neck Pain

Neck pain is very common in adults as well as children. Frequent Neck pain may originate from your neck or it could be a referred pain from your Back Pain Shoulder Pain, or a referred pain from somewhere else in the body.

Neck pain causes

  What Causes Frequent Neck Pain

  • Sleeping on too many or too few billows:

You have to make sure that your neck is in the same level of your vertebral column, especially if you prefer sleeping on your side, so put any number of billows under your head until you feel comfortable. If you prefer sleeping on your back, try sleeping with no pillows at all or just one small billow.

  • Poor postures:

The health of your neck is determined by the curvature of your spine inside it and the position of your head above it.

Working in some office jobs for too many hours, especially on a computer or any other office job that requires remaining in the same place on a seat for a quite long times, you must have to train yourself to sitting in good posture as well as to move around and doing a few simple stretches to keep your back and neck in a correct physical state.

  • Carrying heavy bag:

Carrying heavy bag

Try not to carry back bags, laptop bags or even your purse on only one shoulder, as it will make this shoulder look lower than the other one over the time if you are used to wearing it on the same side of shoulder every time, and it may cause you some severe shoulder pain as well as neck pain.

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  • Emotional stress:

Any kind of stress can cause unexplained frequent neck pain. Anxiety, for example, causes muscle tension, which tightens the muscles of your neck, shoulders and back causing back pain, shoulder pain or neck pain. You can overcome frequent neck pain caused by anxiety by massage, hot shower, or exercises.

  • Trauma from falling or an accident:

Whiplash

Involving in an accident or trauma from falling down can cause you a neck pain, and sometimes it’s called a whiplash.

Whiplash : 

it’s an injury that is originated from any sudden movement of the head, resulting in the damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue and upper back. Whiplash varies in recovery, some cases recover within two months other severe cases need two years for full recovery.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis:

It’s a chronic autoimmune and inflammatory disorder that can affect any joint in your body including your neck.

  • Osteoarthritis:

 It’s the most common type of arthritis, it occurs due to a wear and tear process causing the deterioration of the cartilage in your joints, it also can affect any joint including your vertebral joints in the neck.

  • Cervical spondylosis:

It’s also known as neck arthritis, it’s an age related condition, it causes severe neck pain.

  • Ankylosing spondylitis:

 It’s also a kind of arthritis that affects your spine, it causes severe inflammation to your vertebrae and it will lead to a chronic pain or even disability.

  • A tension headache:

 

Tension headache

It’s the most common type of a headache, it comes with a pain in the head, felt like pressure on the forehead, sides of the head, back of the head or in your neck, causing a neck pain with a headache.

  1. Sprains and strains:

 

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A sprain is for ligaments and joints injuries, while strain is for muscles and tendons injuries, hurting the ligaments, tendons or muscles will cause a neck pain.

  1. Meningitis:

It’s an inflammation of the meninges which are the membranes surrounding your brain. Its major symptom is stiff neck, fever, and headache. It’s usually caused by viral, bacterial or fungal infection.

Meningitis is a critical condition and visiting your physician is a must if you suspect having a problem with meningitis, as it’s a life-threatening condition.

  1. Osteoporosis:

Osteoporosis

It’s a bone disease causing the bone to become thinner by losing its density and strength.

 It occurs in all ages due to the deficiency of calcium intake or due to some genetic disorder.

  1. Fibromyalgia:

It’s a chronic disorder affecting the muscles and bones, it’s accompanied by fatigue, memory, sleep and mood issues. A physical trauma, psychological stress, or surgery may originate from it. It amplifies the painful sensation by affecting the way your brain handles pain signals. It’s more common in women.

  1. Herniated disks:

Herniated disks

It’s a nerve compression due to the slipping of any of the jelly-like material inside the discs that cushion your vertebrae causing nerve irritation, if it’s in the cervical vertebrae it will cause neck weakness.

Massage, physiotherapy, resting, medication and even a surgical intervention will completely treat herniated disk especially if it’s causing unbearable and frequent neck pain.

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