Types of Neck and Back Pain
Pain can be acute, chronic, or neuropathic.
- Acute pain is often related to tissue damage. Though sharp and severe, it recedes as the injured tissues heal.
- Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts more than three months. This type of pain persists even after tissues have healed.
- Neuropathic pain is specifically related to disorders of the nervous system. It can include sensations such as pain from normally non-painful stimuli (allodynia).
- Different areas of the back can be individually affected by stress or injury, such as the lumbar spine (lower back), thoracic spine (upper back), or cervical spine (neck).
The neck extends from the skull to the upper torso, composed of cervical discs (hence the name cervical spine), bones, ligaments, and muscles. Abnormalities, inflammation, and injuries can cause or alleviate neck pain and stiffness.
Neck and Back Pain Symptoms:
- Stiff neck
- Sharp pain
- Numbness or tingling sensation
- Trouble with hand-eye coordination
Your pain might even radiate along the neck, affecting the shoulders and arms. Intensity might vary, from aches to burning and searing sensations.
Don’t Ignore Back and Neck Pain
Back and neck pain can negatively impact your sleep, which will cause grogginess and lethargy throughout the next day. This in turn may hamper your performance while driving, at work, or at school, in addition to the negative effects of the pain itself.
Contact AVORS Medical Group today if you’re experiencing any back or neck pain, especially the symptoms mentioned above. Don’t accept a lower quality of life when treatment is readily available. We have a dedicated team of specialists to help you become fit and active again.