You may be enduring neck pain and wonder whether or not all neck pain is the same. It’s not.
Neck pain can be accompanied by a variety of other symptoms. Each of the other symptoms offers an idea of why you have neck pain. Here are some of the other symptoms that accompany neck soreness:
- Headache – This may happen because the meningeal lining of the brain has been irritated or because trigger points within the muscles refer pain up to the head. Impinged nerves in the cervical spine can also cause cervicogenic headache.
- Stiffness – Stiffness signals that the muscles are preventing further movement so that no additional damage will affect the underlying structures of the cervical spine.
- Poor range of motion – The inability to move your head to the left or right or to your shoulder is one of the causes of neck pain. This symptom implies that there is a misalignment of the vertebrae.
- Eye pain or vision changes – This symptom suggests that the damage to the neck triggering the neck pain is more than just strained muscle or a sprain. The eyes are coordinated with the nerves that feed or innervate them so when you have vision changes or eye soreness, it’s an indicator that the nervous system is further involved.
- Fatigue – Fatigue is a general that may take place not only with neck pain, but also with numerous other conditions. Nearly every persistent disease includes fatigue in its checklist of symptoms. Fatigue is an indication that higher amounts of antioxidants or B vitamins are needed to heal, but it’s also a sign that muscles are overworked.
Your San Francisco, CA chiropractor, Dr. Stern, can allow you to understand your neck problem, and uncover remedies to eliminate it. If you live in San Francisco, CA, call for an appointment today at (415) 308-7636!