Pain coming from the neck is usually perceived in the actual area and outwards. Long-time pain could also bring out additional disorders, like pain from the area between the should blades and in the back, radiating pain from shoulders towards arms, tingling and numbness of arms and fingers, dizziness, headache, facial pain, reduced ability to concentrate, fatigue and sleep disorders.
Pain and tensions of muscles are often caused by inactivity, unfavorable lay, overweight, stress, one-sided work or unfavorable work posture.
Poor eyesight, whiplash or other accidental disorders could also be actual causes for pain.
The ability to move our neck is an extremely vital part of our body function. Moving the neck is a complex interaction between joints, muscles and a considerable part of the nerve system. We depend on the neck to balance, perform precise movements and navigate, based on sense impressions from sight and the balance system in the ears.
We divide pain from the neck into 4 levels, according to gravity:
Level 1 – minor influence on everyday functions
Level 2 – reduced function in day-to-day life, reduced working capacity
Level 3 – affected nerve root, i.e. reduced strength in arm
Level 4 – more severe, like fractures, infection, malign or rheumatic disease.
Pain in the neck, and disorders by level 1 and 2 are most frequent. The pain could both be short-lived and have a prolonged perspective
What you can do yourself:
Register what affects your pain
Avoid doing painful movements
Avoid one-sided work, and take breaks
How we can help:
Pain from the neck is complex, and the causes are many. In addition to dealing with the problem locally. KA Klinikken offers you an overall consultation with extensive tests based on the latest research. We analyze how your brain and your nerve system affect the rest of your body, aiming to reduce and remove unwanted pain, and obtain long lasting results.