Neck pain becomes chronic when it has lasted more than three months. Chronic neck pain can range from mild to unbearable, and can be caused by something as simple as a muscle spasm. Any disorder which affects the bones and muscle tissue in the neck, as well as any blunt trauma, can cause chronic neck pain. Other causes include physical strains like pulling a muscle, or neck injuries like a pinched nerve or whiplash. Chronic neck pain can be occasional or constant, and can seriously affect a patient’s ability to live an active lifestyle, as movement can aggravate the pain. Neck pain is often characterised by stiffness, dull aches, and soreness.
If you are suffering from what you believe to be chronic neck pain, please request a consultation so that we can better assist you.