Neck and Back Pain - What can I do about it? When is it serious?

Neck and back pain are common symptoms seen in Paddington Medical.

The most common cause of neck and back pain we see, is actually that of Muscle Strain. Overuse of the neck muscles, coupled with a bad posture, such as too many hours hunched over your computer or looking at the phone, often triggers muscle strains. Even minor things, such as reading in bed or gritting your teeth, can strain neck muscles.

After assessment by your friendly doctor, to confirm this diagnosis of muscle strain, the simple solution to this is usually to have a good posture and you may need a short course of medication to stop the pain.

However, there are other causes of neck pain, that are not so easily solved. And these include:

Traumatic Injuries

Rear-end vehicle collisions often result in a flexion extension injury, which occurs when the head is jerked backward and then forward, straining the soft tissues of the neck.

Spine Disorders

Neck and back pain and symptoms caused by spine disorders are common problems.

50% of people will have evidence of wear and tear changes in their spine by the age of fifty years.

What are some of these Spine Disorders?