Causes & Symptoms
Symptoms of cervical pain include pain in the neck that can make a person extremely uncomfortable. A loss of flexibility is typical to the point that the neck becomes stiff. Numbness may be another issue. The pain may radiate to the shoulders as well. A doctor can diagnose cervical pain by assessing the symptoms, a physical evaluation, and the use of medical imagery. This will determine if any of the discs in the neck are out of alignment or herniated. If osteoarthritis is causing inflammation, a physician can get to the root of the problem by detecting signs of this debilitating condition in any part of the body. Once the problem has been identified, it is possible to find the proper course of treatment.