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Top 5 common signs of neck problems

PAIN & STIFFNESS

One may feel pain on the side or middle of the neck and may extend to the shoulder and shoulder blades or to the upper chest. It is commonly a challenge to move because of the pain and you may feel tightness in your muscles specially if you have been sitting in one position for a long time.  You may notice that your neck doesn't turn as far as it normally does. 

 

CLICKING NOISE

In several occasions, one may hear or feel a clicking sound when you move your hear.  It is caused by bony surfaces moving agaisnt each other. Other joints often do this too but noises from your neck usually seem louder because they are happening near your ear.

 

TINGLING SENSATION

When a persons nerve root is being pinched, you may experience numbness, tingling or pins and needles down your arm and to your fingers.

 

MUSCLE SPASM

In some cases, when one person experience neck pain, he / she may also have muscle spasm that turn your head to one side.  This is not very common but is unpleasant. This usually last a few hours or days.

 

DIZZINESS

When one felt dizzy while looking up or turning your head; This may be caused by the vertebral arteries being pinched. Pinching of these arteries can sometimes cause blackouts as the blood flow is temporarily reduced.  However, this kind of dizziness may have other causes. 

 

If you or your love ones experience any of these symptoms and a persistent neck pain; it it best to visit your doctor to get a proper assessment. #neckpain #pain #backpain #treatment #cure #specialist #neurologist #winnielimkhoo #doctor #health #exercise #diet #healthy

 

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