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Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common complaint. Neck muscles can be strained from poor posture — whether it's leaning over your computer or hunching over your workbench. Osteoarthritis also is a common cause of neck pain.

Rarely, neck pain can be a symptom of a more serious problem. Seek Neck Pain Treatment medical care if your neck pain is accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in your arms or hands or if you have shooting pain into your shoulder or down your arm.


Signs and symptoms include:

  • imagePain that's often worsened by holding your head in one place for long periods, such as when driving or working at a computer
  • imageMuscle tightness and spasms
  • imageDecreased ability to move your head
  • imageHeadache

When to see a doctor

Most neck pain improves gradually with home treatment. If not, see your doctor.

Seek immediate care if severe neck pain results from an injury, such as a motor vehicle accident, diving accident or fall.

Contact a doctor if your neck pain:

  • imageIs severe
  • imagePersists for several days without relief
  • imageSpreads down arms or legs
  • imageIs accompanied by headache, numbness, weakness or tingling

Your neck is flexible and supports the weight of your head, so it can be vulnerable to injuries and conditions that cause pain and restrict motion. Neck pain causes include:

  • imageMuscle strains
  • imageWorn joints
  • imageNerve compression
  • imageInjuries
  • imageDiseases

Most neck pain is associated with poor posture combined with age-related wear and tear. To help prevent neck pain, keep your head centered over your spine. Some simple changes in your daily routine may help. Consider trying to:

  • imageUse good posture
  • imageTake frequent breaks
  • imageAdjust your desk, chair and computer
  • imageAvoid tucking the phone
  • imageIf you smoke, quit
  • imageAvoid carrying heavy bags with straps over your shoulder
  • imageSleep in a good position

About Doctor:

Dr.KHALEELULLAH is a renowned gold medal award-winning Orthopaedician in Hyderabad. He has got extensive experience of more than 15 years and positioned himself as the best orthopedic surgeon in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. He worked for nearly 8 years in the prestigious Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences(NIMS), Hyderabad where he acquired vast skills and knowledge about managing complicated orthopedic problems. He proved himself as the right Ortho Surgeon with MCH specialization with his deep interest in the area of joint reconstruction surgeries.