Neck pain & Spondylosis – Risk factors, Diagnosis and Treatment

Neck Pain Neck pain is a widespread medical condition that has affected almost all of us at some point or other. Causes: Neck pain can be caused due to a number of diseases or underlying condition. Common reasons for the neck pain include Spondylosis and spondylitis due to inflammation of the vertebral joints. Degenerative disc disease Neck strain Neck Injury Herniated disc or a pinched nerve Neck pain can also arise from various infections such as Viral Infection & throat infection leading to swelling of lymph node and neck pain. Neck pain due to tuberculosis of neck Infection of spine bone in the neck (osteomyelitis and septic discitis) Meningitis accompanied by stiffness of the neck Neck pain arising from conditions that directly affect the neck muscle Fibromyalgia Polymyalgia Rheumatica Risk Factor Neck pain is inevitable, however knowing about the risk factors can reduce your chances of a chronic neck pain and potentially increase your overall health and well-being. Some of these are: Bad posture Prolonged sitting Injury due to involvement in contact sports Motor-vehicle accidents Bull or bronco horse riding, Prolonged sitting & Bad Posture This is the most common cause of neck and back pain and is commonly seen in IT professions which involves sitting in a single position for a prolonged duration of time. Sitting with chin protruding forward for prolonged hours puts a strain on the ligaments provoking neck pain. In the same token sitting with back protruding and rounded puts a similar strain on the ligaments. Mechanical pain arises when the joint between the 2 bones has been placed in a position that overstretches the...