What is Neck Pain?
In our fast-paced, stressful society, many people suffer from neck pain. Neck pain is therefore a common problem in our country. About 30% of the Dutch population sometimes has to deal with neck pain. There are many different types of neck pain. The pain can vary from a nagging dull ache to a shooting sharp pain. The pain is often accompanied by stiff muscles and limited mobility. In addition, this pain can also radiate to the shoulders and arms.
The Causes of Neck Pain
There are several causes for neck pain. Constant incorrect posture, wrong movement or an accident can cause neck pain. Neck pain also occurs suddenly in many people and disappears again when the muscle has recovered. In some people, neck pain develops into a chronic condition: it affects 1 in 7 people. Below are the most common causes of neck pain:
Tension and stress
As we know today, stress is not good for our body. Having long periods of stress or a large amount of work pressure leads to tense neck muscles. This causes neck muscles to become acidic and neck pain can arise.
The cause of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not yet known. It is an autoimmune disease that releases inflammatory proteins in the body while attacking good cells. This can cause inflammation and pain in joints, tendons and/or muscles. The muscles in the neck can also be affected, resulting in neck pain.
Fracture in a vertebra
The cause of a fracture in the cervical vertebra is almost always an accident, in which the doctor urgently stabilizes the neck and allows it to heal itself. During this recovery period, the neck is secured to prevent unnecessary movement for optimal healing. Many people still suffer from stiff neck afterwards with the associated neck pain. In many cases the neck pain goes away on its own and in some cases it results in chronic neck pain.
Is a neck injury in which the head makes a sudden movement forwards, backwards or sideways, which severely strains the muscles in the neck and thus overloads the neck muscles. This often happens in car accidents. Because of the many nerves in the neck, the result is often neck pain. This can range from mild neck pain to severe chronic neck pain.
Neck pain can be a cause/effect of a headache. Headaches can present themselves in different forms. Tension headaches are a common form associated with a dull, pressing pain on both sides of the head. If it is a permanent feeling, it is called a chronic headache. Migraine is a throbbing headache with episodes that can last from 4 to 72 hours. The cause of this is the constriction of the blood vessels to the brain. Migraine attacks occur because there is not enough blood flowing to the brain.
A neck hernia is a protrusion of the intervertebral disc of the neck. Due to the amount of nerves that reach all over the body through the neck, this bulge can press on one or more nerves or even get pinched. As a result, you may experience neck pain and pain in the shoulders or/and arms. If the nerve is severely pinched, sensory disturbances or symptoms of paralysis may occur.
In many cases, neck pain is caused by incorrect posture while working at a desk or while studying. Incorrect sleeping position can also cause neck pain in many people. This ensures that the neck muscles are unnecessarily or partially under tension all day, resulting in overloaded neck muscles or neck pain.
Neck Pain Treatment
The treatment of neck pain focuses on the neck muscles and is supported by the use of the unique oils tailored to the neck area.
Price: 75 euros
For the chronic treatments of neck pain such as: Hernia, Whiplash, Migraine, Ears, etc., the price is 150 euros