Health Tip: When to Worry About Neck Pain

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Neck pain is a common occurrence that happens to a lot of people. It can be caused by injuries or the degeneration of discs between vertebrae. You may want to see a doctor in order to address your symptoms. You should visit a doctor if you have had the neck pain for a long time, if the pain is severe, or if the pain radiates into your extremities. If your pain comes along with headaches, a general feeling of weakness, or tingling and numbness, then you need to see a doctor.

Key Takeaways:

  • It is time to see a doctor if neck pain and stiffness are long-lasting without a known injury.
  • If pain is radiating into the arms or legs or if pain becomes severe a visit to the doctor is needed. Headache, weakness, tingling, and numbness are also signs.
  • Possible causes of neck pain are injury or deterioration of the discs between vertebrae.

“Neck pain may be caused by an injury or the slow degeneration of discs between the vertebrae.”

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