Neck pain can come from a variety of sources and present itself in multiple ways and with many differing symptoms. Disorders that begin in the neck do not always show up in the neck itself. Headaches, ringing of the ears, lightheadedness, jaw pain, numbness and/or tingling in either or both arms are just a few of the ways neck pain can present itself.
The mechanism of neck pain can come from a variety of sources. A few of these causes are compression of the joints of the neck, disc displacement, and tightness in the muscles of the neck. Any of these individually, or in combination, can cause any symptoms mentioned previously, and each of these causes is able to be treated with physical therapy and conservative treatment.
If you are experiencing neck pain in any form, please contact your physical therapist for a consultation and to get some ideas for prevention and treatment as well as to determine a plan to relieve you of your symptoms.