The neck provides the connection between the head and the body. Supports our head and holds it in a balanced position. It allows you to move easily in many directions. The great vessels that pass from the head to the body are responsible for protecting the spinal nerves leading to the arm. The neck has the most complex joint structure in the body and is the most mobile part of the spine. These causes are open to acute or occupational trauma.
Neck pain is a common health problem and can be seen in people of all ages. Every third person in the community recalls that they had neck pain at least once in their lifetime. The vast majority have mild and temporary pain. It can rarely be very painful, but sometimes severe enough to cause disability. Nowadays, especially when working at a desk, neck pain is widespread among computer users. The incidence of neck pain increases with age progressing. Tensions in daily life and work stress increase neck pain. Back pain and neck pain, numbness in the hands, dizziness, imbalance and headache can be seen. Neck problems can also occur suddenly after an accident
Problems Causing Neck Pain
Neck pain may originate from the spine, such as bone and muscle structure joints, ligaments and nerves may be due to soft tissue like. The most common cause of neck pain is soft tissue difficulties. Other neck pain caused by muscle and connective Injuries, Trauma, osteoarthritis (Arthritis), Neck Hernia (disc hernia), rheumatic diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, such as disease), spinal canal Contraction, Psychological Factors, poor posture, very soft bed and lack of appropriate thickness of the pad, myofascial pain Syndrome called neck and soft tissue associated pain is manifested by sensitive points back muscles, neck tumors, spinal cord tumors, bone infections (tuberculosis, brucellosis) can be the cause of neck and arm pain. pain caused by the shoulder joint can mimic neck and arm pain. Esophagus, trachea, rarely felt pain in the neck in thyroid and lung diseases.
How is Neck Pain Treated?
A painful and distressed neck may get better within a few days - a few weeks, even if no special treatment is done. The only thing usually required is to provide a comfortable position as much as possible. The following treatment methods can be used when neck pain is severe and lasts for a long time.
Simple painkillers, antirheumatic drugs and muscle relaxants are frequently used in painful periods
Hot application and massage can relax the muscles and relieve pain. Physical therapy agents (electrical currents, heating agents, traction, etc.) can be used in treatment. Neck tightening also helps to restrain joints and muscles and alleviate pain by restricting neck movements. Painful topical pain relief injections may be effective in soft tissue-derived pain (especially in myofascial pain). In addition to these treatments, HIL THERAPY (high intensity laser applications) is effective in resolving acute pain and muscle spasms. In addition, with the Spinal Decompression System (Drx) it is possible to shrink the neck without surgery and reduce the pain.
The exercises recommended for the neck provide full range of motion and increase muscle strength. It is very helpful in the treatment of the complaints of arrest which can stay long after the pain has passed. Sports activities involving soft neck movements such as swimming, cycling, and walking are also useful. However, sports involving sudden neck movements, such as tennis, can cause an exacerbation of complaints. In general, more neck should not be moved than the pain permits.
Surgical treatment (surgery) is required for the following problems with the neck.
Spinal tumor or abscess
Having a spinal canal pressurizing the spinal cord with loss of muscle strength, sensation and reflex
Complaints continue despite treatment
Spine fracture and backbone shift
Those with severe spinal cord and nerve pressure
Useful Suggestions for people with neck pain:
Never carry heavy objects, do not pull them and do not push them. Divide the loads evenly into both hands, as you carry them.
Do not left loads with your head. Do not lift the load above the head level.
Do not keep your head straight forward or keep it in the same position.
Do not pinch the phone between your neck and shoulder while talking.
Keep your back straight while you sitting down.
If necessary, reinforce your neck with a neck cushion that matches your neck curl.
Do not fall asleep outside your bed.
Do not use excessively high pillows.
Edit your working conditions.
Change the computer and table position every 30 minutes