Neck pain is a common reason people visit their orthopedist. Neck pain typically doesn’t start from a single injury. Instead, the problem usually develops over time from the stress and strain of daily activities. Eventually, the parts of the spine begin to degenerate. The degeneration can become a source of neck pain.
Symptoms from neck problems vary. They depend on your condition and which neck structures are affected. Some of the more common symptoms of neck problems include:
- Neck pain
- Pain shooting into upper back, shoulder or down the arm
- Neck stiffness and loss of motion
- Numbness and Tingling
Below are some common terms to describe conditions of the lumbar spine.