You are minding your own business going about your day as you usually do – when you are hit with a sharp pain in the neck. Sudden neck pain can be caused by a number of things, including muscle strain, general wear-and-tear, inflammation, pinched nerves or even bulging discs. Here is what to do if you ever experience it:
What to Do
The general rule of thumb when it comes to dealing with sudden neck pain is the rest up and wait it out. However, if your are still struggling with pain 4 weeks later, or day by day pain is worsening instead of easing, it is definitely worthwhile to make an appointment with a specialist.
When sudden neck pain goes hand and hand with other symptoms such as intense unrelenting headaches, fevers, chills, weight loss or nausea, it is essential that you see a medical emergency professional as soon as possible as these are all red flags that could indicate a more serious problem.
Here at the Head and Neck Centers of Excellence, we focus on treating neck pain that is associated with bulging or herniated discs, stuck neck joints from trauma or poor posture, and muscle or ligament issues. We recommend all-natural treatments via our exclusive A.S. remodeling protocol. Get to the underlying cause of your pain. For more information, or to book your appointment with our neck pain specialists, be sure to contact us today.