Neck pain is almost as common a compliant as low back pain. The neck contains many pain-sensitive tissues, which are vulnerable to a variety of painful conditions. The cervical spine is quite mobile; situated between an immobile thorax and relatively weighty head, and thus it is subject varying degrees of trauma.
A patient with minor, self-limited neck pain may never consult a physician. Most of the patients who present with neck pain to a physician can be helped by conservative management. Patients with severe and chronic neck pain usually can be helped by the other therapeutic modalities. [Read more...]