Also known as Sore neck, Pain In Neck, Cervicalgia, Painful Neck, and Neck Ache
Neck pain (or cervicalgia) is a common problem, with two-thirds of the population having neck pain at some point in their lives.Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of neck pain are sprain or strain, spinal stenosis, and bruise. Other possible causes, such as fibromyalgia, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with neck pain, 71% report having back pain, 60% report having headache, and 57% report having shoulder pain.
Patients with neck pain often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, x-ray computed tomography, cat scan of head, physical therapy exercises, magnetic resonance imaging, insertion of catheter or spinal stimulator and injection into spinal canal and other therapeutic procedures .
|Radiographic imaging procedure|
|Plain x-ray (X ray)|
|X-ray computed tomography (Scan ct)|
|CAT scan of head (Head ct)|
|Physical therapy exercises (Exercises)|
|Magnetic resonance imaging (Mri)||$297|
|Insertion of catheter or spinal stimulator and injection into spinal canal||$550|
|Other therapeutic procedures||$17|
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with neck pain include cyclobenzaprine, methocarbamol, carisoprodol (soma), metaxalone (skelaxin), orphenadrine (flexon), chlorzoxazone, diclofenac topical product, oxymorphone (opana), salsalate, ropivacaine, botulism antitoxin, acetaminophen / pentazocine and cisatracurium (nimbex) .
|Diclofenac Topical Product|
Groups of people at highest risk for neck pain include . On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get neck pain.