What neck conditions can bring pain?
Herniated cervical disc, facet joints, neck muscles, torticollis, whiplash injury, cervical vertebral fracture, ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, cervicogenic headaches.
What other symptoms can be seen?
Stiff neck, tenderness of the affected region, pain in neck, pain in neck radiating to shoulder and also the hands and fingers.
What are the symptoms which can be dangerous and should not be ignored?
Tingling, numbness, weakness, problems with walking balance, urine and motion problems are considered as danger signs associated with neck pain.
Is cervical epidural injection is effective in relieving neck pain?
Cervical epidural injection helps in relieving the inflammation of the nerve which causes the pain. Not all painful neck conditions can be treated with cervical epidural injections. Identification of the structure causing pain is important for management of neck pain.