Neck pain (or cervicalgia) is a common problem, with two-thirds of the population having neck pain at some point in their lives.
Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by numerous other spinal problems. Neck pain may arise due to muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back, or pinching of the nerves emanating from the cervical vertebrae. Joint disruption in the neck creates pain, as does joint disruption in the upper back.
Neck Pain is most likely due to herniated disc, degenerative spine changes, myopathies. Neck pain is typically aching, cramping or shooting kind of pain may radiate to the arms.
Neck pain may come from any of the structures in the neck including: vascular,
nerve, airway,digestive and musculature / skeletal or be referred from other areas of the body.
Treatment modalities include medications, IMS, trigger point injections, cervical epidural injections,facet joint block, and RF ablation depending upon cause of pain.