Slipped vertebrae/ Spondylolysthesis
A common problem, neck pain affects most adults at some point of time in their life. It can involve just the neck and shoulders, or may stretch down an arm, with the pain being either a dull ache or like an electric shock in your arm. Other symptoms like a feeling of numbness or muscle weakness in an arm, help in pinpointing the cause of the neck pain.
Some causes of neck pain include:
Most of the time, neck pain goes away by itself in a couple of days. If at all, only a little conservative treatment may be required. Neck pain that persists over several weeks usually responds to exercise, stretching, physical therapy, massage and watchful waiting. Only in very few cases are steroid injections or surgery indicated.