Symptoms of Neck Pain

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Neck pain is a common complaint from patients of all ages. It is usually caused by an injury or stress, such as whiplash or a car accident. Huntington neck pain can cause serious problems if it persists for more than a few days or is severe. If you experience neck pain, be sure to see your doctor right away.

Neck pain has many symptoms that may point to other conditions. The following are some of the most common:

Neck stiffness

Neck stiffness is a common symptom of neck pain and usually occurs when there is increased muscle tension in your neck. It is usually caused by stress or strain on your muscles, ligaments, or tendons. You may also experience this when you turn your head too quickly or bend over suddenly.

Tenderness in the neck area

Neck tenderness refers to pain in the front of your neck near where your skull joins your spine. It can happen when there is inflammation due to injury or disease or if you have a condition like osteoarthritis (OA). Some people describe their necks as hot, while others feel cold, wet, or tingly.

Pain in the shoulders

Pain in the shoulders is another common symptom of neck pain that can point to more serious conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. Pain in the shoulders may be sharp and stabbing, or it could be dull and aching. It may also come with tingling sensations that make concentrating on your work hard. It is often worse when you lie down or sit still for long periods.


A headache is one of the most common symptoms of neck pain, especially if it causes a lot of pain or makes you feel sick. A migraine headache usually starts with a throbbing sensation in one temple that moves across your face and down into the jawbone area. The pain then spreads around your head until it becomes so severe that you cannot function normally. Your eyes may become sensitive to light; you might see flashing lights or spots while looking at bright light.

Swelling around the shoulder blades (scapulae)

Swelling occurs when fluid accumulates in the muscles or tendons after an injury or irritation. Swelling can occur in areas with physical damage or irritation, such as from a sprain or strain. It can also be caused by inflammation from an infection or other medical conditions.

Difficulty swallowing or breathing

Difficulty swallowing is probably the most common symptom of neck pain. It can be extremely painful and make eating, drinking, and sleeping difficult. The pain can also make it hard to turn your head left or right, which means you may not be able to look at things in your peripheral vision.

Neck pain can be caused by various conditions, all of which require different treatments. While many people experience neck pain as part of their daily lives, others may have a more serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. If you suspect you may have neck pain, it is important to see a specialist immediately. Contact Pain Management 360 and schedule an appointment with a pain management physician to learn more about neck pain.