3 Common Types of Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the most uncomfortable sensations in the world. Sometimes, neck pain can be so unbearable that you might not even be able to sleep at night.

It’s important to understand the cause of your neck pain in order to seek treatment.

Here are 3 common causes of neck pain.

Muscle Pain

This is one of the most common types of neck pain and is caused by prolonged exposure to emotional or physical stress.

When your body or mind is tense, a lot of this tension is unfortunately held inside the neck. The muscles of the neck then might form knots that you can feel when you touch the particular area (it’ll feel tender).

A chiropractor can help massage the neck, relieving the tension from the neck so that once the tension is gone, so is the pain.

Muscle Spasm

A muscle spasm refers to a sudden tightening of your neck muscles. This is extremely powerful and can make your neck muscles feel extremely tight or knotted, similar to muscle pain.

Sometimes, if you have a muscle spasm, you might be unable to even rotate or turn your head.

Muscle spasms can sometimes happen overnight. So if one fine day, you wake up with a stiff, painful neck, you should know that it’s most likely a muscle spasm.

There is no one cause of muscle spasm. It can, for example, result from a muscle injury, or even from a nerve or spinal problem or even an emotional problem.

Whatever the cause might be, a chiropractor might be able to help you with neck pain caused by a muscle spasm.

Nerve Pain

Sometimes, the pain that you experience in your neck might be caused by irritated nerves.

The nerves of your spinal cord might be sending sharp, fleeting extreme pain in your neck. In some cases, this pain might even begin to shoot down to the rest of your arm and hand.

Chiropractic care is essential for you if you experience any three of these neck pains. Chiropractic care is a natural way for your body to heal itself.

At Apm Chiro, we don’t care why your neck pains, but we can guarantee that our methods will allow you to experience great relief from the neck pain!

Call us at (480) 632-0177 or visit our website to book an appointment today! No point sitting in pain!