Neck Pain

Diagram of the Cervical Spine (neck) showing normal anatomy
Diagram of the Cervical Spine (neck) showing normal anatomy

Neck pain is a common complaint and most causes of neck pain are not serious.

The support structures in the neck are made up of vertebrae (block-shaped bones) and ligaments (thick bands) that support the neck and allow it to move and carry the weight of the head. Because the neck is relatively less protected than the rest of the spine, it is more vulnerable to injuries that will lead to pain and restricted movements.

For some, neck pain will be a temporary issue and it will resolve with time. For others it can be a debilitating problem and require treatment.

4 November, 2012