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Neck & Arm Pain

Neck & Arm Pain​ Overview

Neck pain is discomfort or stiffness in the cervical region, often caused by muscle strain, disc issues, or poor posture. Arm pain may accompany neck pain, arising from nerve compression or referred pain. Common causes include herniated discs, muscle strain, or conditions like cervical radiculopathy. Seeking medical evaluation is crucial for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Here are some common causes and explanations for neck pain and arm pain. Explore effective, non-surgical relief at Indo-British Advanced Pain Clinic. Discover why we’re the Best Neck Pain Clinic in Hyderabad.


Symptoms of neck and arm pain

Neck Pain:

• Aching or stiffness in the neck.
• Limited range of motion.
• Headaches.
• Muscle spasms.
• Radiating pain to shoulders or upper back.
• Tingling or numbness.

Arm Pain:

• Sharp or shooting pain.
• Weakness in the arm.
• Tingling or numbness.
• Difficulty gripping or holding objects.
• Radiating pain from neck to arm.
• Muscle weakness or atrophy in severe cases.


Causes of Neck and Arm Pain

  • Cervical Radiculopathy: Nerve compression in the neck, often due to herniated discs or bone spurs, leading to radiating arm pain, weakness, and numbness.
  • Muscle Strain: Overuse, poor posture, or sudden movements can strain neck muscles, causing localized pain that may radiate to the arms.
  • Whiplash Injury: Sudden, forceful back-and-forth movement of the neck, often in car accidents, can result in neck and arm pain.
  • Cervical Spondylosis: Age-related wear and tear on the discs and joints in the neck, potentially causing pain and stiffness.
  • Herniated Discs: Discs between vertebrae may bulge or rupture, pressing on nerves and causing neck and arm pain.
  • Osteoarthritis: Degeneration of the cervical joints, leading to inflammation and pain in the neck and arms.
  • Spinal Stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal canal, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, resulting in neck and arm pain.
  • Infections or Inflammation: Infections of the neck structures or inflammatory conditions, such as meningitis or myelitis, can cause pain in the neck and arms

Neck and Arm Pain Treatment Options

A physical exam by an IBAP pain doctor is often the first step to determining the source of pain. Following our doctor’s assessment, imaging tests, including X-rays, and CT scans, may be necessary to help doctors pinpoint the cause of the pain and determine the best pain treatment plan. Advanced, minimally invasive treatment 10 options for knee pain have improved outcomes and can help you return to the activities you enjoy.

  • Disc Nucleolysis
  • Epidural Injection
  • Facet Injection
  • Targeted Nerve Blocks
  • Shoulder Hydro Distention

Some quick information

Neck pain can occur from the top of your shoulders to the bottom of your head. Neck pain symptoms may be mild to severe and may limit your range of motion.

As we age, neck bone and joint pain can be caused by the wear and tear of tissues and joints. Neck pain can have many causes, but most of these are not serious conditions. Neck muscles can be strained or pulled from poor posture or even from sleeping in an awkward position. Over time, normal wear and tear or arthritis can also lead to neck pain. Certain injuries can lead to bone and joint pain in the neck, as well as nerve compression in the area, causing one to seek neck pain treatment.

The weaker or more degenerated the tissue or joints in the neck become, the more susceptible the neck is to injury.

Age: As you age, you are more likely to have increased wear and tear on vertebrae, discs, muscles and joints. This can often lead to neck pain and arthritis.

Occupation: If your job requires you to hold your head in the same position for prolonged periods (professional driver, computer work), you may increase your risk for neck pain. The good news is that simple stretching and strengthening exercises can help you reduce your risk for neck pain.

There are many diagnostic tests that can be performed by neck pain specialists to determine the cause of neck pain and what type of neck pain treatment is best. These include facet joint injections, medial branch block and EMG testing. Imaging scans done by a doctor or neck pain specialist may be used to identify neck pain or rule out other conditions with similar symptoms.

There are several neck pain management treatment options that help reduce neck pain, which include:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Joint Injection or Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Neurostimulation Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Medication Management

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