1. When should I consult a doctor for neck pain?
A doctor should be immediately consulted if the neck pain is after injuries, such as fall, accidents and fractures. Pain followed by weakness or numbness of any part of the body or accompanied by headaches needs medical attention.
2. Is Ayurveda useful in treating neck pain?
Ayurvedic medicines have been proven useful in treating neck pain depending on its cause and intensity. The natural medicines provide relief and release muscle spasms.
3. Can changes in postural habits help me manage neck pain?
Yes, change in one's posture can help in the management of neck pain. Physical therapy exercises and manipulation therapy can alter the posture in neck pain.
4. Is neck pain same as cervical spondolysis?
Neck pain is one of the symptoms of cervical spondylosis, but they do not mean the same. Neck pain can have a number of causes ranging from injuries to tumours, and patients should consult a doctor to evaluate the cause of neck pain before starting treatment.
5. Can long term neck pain lead to any complications?
Long-term neck pain, if not properly treated, can cause neck stiffness in the future. This affects one's posture, and in due course, can even worsen the quality of life. Hence, it is wise to begin treatment early.