Over the course of your lifetime, your neck is subjected to repeated stress and minor injury. These injuries may not cause pain at the time of injury. However, repeated injuries add up, and can eventually result in issues of the cervical spine causing neck pain. Most neck pain is due to degenerative changes that occur in the neck.
There are many causes of Neck Pain, below are some of the more common causes of Neck Pain
Finding the cause of neck pain begins with a complete history and physical examination. After the history and physical exam, your Osteopath will have a good idea of the cause of your pain.
To make sure of the exact cause of your neck pain, your doctor can use several diagnostic tests. Complete History Your doctor will ask you to describe when your neck pain began and the type of pain you are having.
Examples of questions that might be asked include:
Once most of the information is gathered, your doctor will give you a thorough physical exam. During the exam, your doctor will look at your neck to find out how well it is functioning. Other diagnosis mechanisms may include:
The first goal of these treatments is to ease your pain and other symptoms. Your treatment with your Osteopath may include the use of: