We all experience sore necks from time to time – whether we’re just tense or we slept in funny position one night. However, if you find your neck is persistently and intensely painful, something serious may be going on. Even if something serious isn’t going on, intense neck pain can make day-to-day activities difficult and even dangerous if we’re talking about driving. In today’s blog, we want to discuss some of the most common types of neck pain and signs that it’s time to see an expert.

How Do You Express What You’re Feeling?

  • Stiffness making it hard to turn your head
  • Tenderness and soreness in a certain area
  • Stabbing or sharp pain in one spot
  • Pain radiating from the neck up into the head or down into the shoulders, arms, or fingers

If any of the above sensations persists more than a few days, it’s time to see a professional. The next sensations are signs that you should call your general practitioner or the Spine Institute today.

Signs That Your Neck Pain May Be Serious

  • Trouble gripping and lifting objects
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Weakness, tingling, or numbness spreading into your arms, shoulders, or fingers
  • Trouble with balance, walking, or coordination

Your neck is part of your spine, and when it has serious trouble, it’s not uncommon for other parts of the body to speak up. Don’t mess around – contact the Spine Institute of North America. Our specialized care includes minimally invasive spine surgery and beyond. We are here to help and make sure your spine is at its best. Learn more about what we can do today!