Neck pain and Upper back pain

Information about neck pain and upper back pain

Possible causes
  • Muscle strain/ over use
  • Cervical spine degeneration (spondylosis)
  • Cervical disc herniation

Try sitting more erect. Read the article to see an exercise that might help

If the pain doesn't go away in a few days, or if it becomes hard to bear, have a spine specialist evaluate you to see if there are more serious causes. Make an appointment

  • The pain is unbearable.
  • The pain persists more than 3 months.
  • There are arm symptoms with neck symptoms (pain, numbness, weakness).
  • There are walking problems (imbalance, gait stiffness, wide-based gait).
  • There are bowel and bladder control problems.

*The symptoms in bold point to a serious underlying cause and immediate medical treatment is required.

Your doctor will evaluate your movement and may order detailed imaging of your lumbar vertebrae. This will help determine the best course of treatment, which could include:

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