Neck Pain Symptoms

Sign and Symptoms of Neck Pain

  • Stiffness in the neck region
  • Restricted neck movements
  • Pain anywhere from the lower part of the neck to the upper part of the shoulder
  • Numbness, tingling, burning and shock-like sensation in the affected part which may radiate to arms

Do and Don’ts of Neck Pain

  • Avoid stressful positions of the neck during sleep and otherwise by 
    • Sitting straight 
    • Adjusting the computer monitor to a comfortable height 
    • Using a comfortable pillow
  • Do not bend your head while talking over the phone 
  • Do not try to hold your phone between head and the shoulder while talking 
  • Do regular yoga and neck exercises 
  • Use OTC medication for a short duration

Advice from Your Physician

Consultation with a doctor is necessary if:

  • Neck pain persistent for a long time
  • Neck pain as a result of severe trauma 
  • Neck pain is associated with weakness, numbness or tingling sensation
  • Severe restriction of the neck movements

Surgical Intervention for Neck Pain

Surgery may be required in rare cases if there is a tumor or pressure on the nerves owing to the narrowing of the bones.