As a practicing neurologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of various types of pain, I am helping a growing number of patients suffering from chronic neck pain. And because there are so many possible reasons and causes for this condition, a proper diagnosis can sometimes be challenging.
By chronic neck pain (often referred to as cervical pain) we should understand a condition that lasts longer than 3 months. The actual pain may result from any kind of disorders and diseases that affect almost any tissue, bone, or gland located in the neck area. These disorders often trigger the muscles of their necks feeling tender, numbness, tingling, sharp shooting pains, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, and other conditions.