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Neck Pain Facts

Neck Pain Facts
  • The majority of neck pain isn’t caused by serious conditions, such as fracture, cancer, or inflammatory arthritis.
  • Fifty percent of all people over the age of fifty have disc herniations, arthritis, and narrowed areas, and have absolutely no pain!
  • The only time you will hurt is if a structure in the spine becomes inflamed.
  • You can achieve long term relief if you eliminate the inflammation around the disc, nerve or joint in the neck, and THEN learn how not to re-aggravate the structure.
  • Most pain in the back of the shoulder and shoulder blade area is due to an inflamed structure in the neck.
  • Eighty percent of all painful conditions of the neck are self-limited and will resolve in four to six weeks.
  • Nearly all pain going down the arm is due to a disc herniation or a narrowing of the hole where the nerve exists.
  • One of the most common side effects of neck pain is headaches.
  • If you eliminate the inflammation in the neck, the headaches will resolve.
  • An injection of steroids around the disc and nerve takes two weeks to totally work. Do not get a series of injections until you receive the full effect of the first one.
  • Texas Orthopedic Hospital
  • Fondern orthopedic group LLP
  • Spine Interventional Society