NECK PAIN , LOW BACK ACHE
Neck pain is a common complaint. Neck muscles can be strained from poor posture — whether it’s leaning over your computer or hunching over your workbench. Osteoarthritis also is a common cause of neck pain. Your neck is flexible and supports the weight of your head, so it can be vulnerable to injuries and conditions that cause pain and restrict motion. Rarely, neck pain can be a symptom of a more serious problem. Seek medical care if your neck pain is accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in your arms or hands or if you have shooting pain into your shoulder or down your arm. Symptoms include: pain that’s often worsened by holding your head in one place for long periods, such as when driving or working at a computer with muscle tightness and spasms, decreased ability to move your head, headache. Neck pain causes include:
Nerve Conduction Velocities (NCV), Electromyography (EMG), Conduction across the visual path from retina to brain occipital region- where the contents of vision are interpreted (VEP) and conduction across the auditory path from the ear drum to the brain temporal region where language sound is analyzed (BERA) are all done by Dr SK Bansal himself with 40 years’ experience on it. The sympathetic skin response – SSR is used to examine the condition of the sympathetic nervous system. Mostly each one of these procedures takes 1 to 2 hours, and the report is given within another hour. EEG, ECG, CNSVS, Vertigo Evaluation Program is made by the technical staff under his supervision, and reporting made by Dr Bansal himself.
Nice Presentation of the Neck Pain by a Doctor
- Muscle strains: Overuse, such as too many hours hunched over your computer or smart phone, often triggers muscle strains. Even minor things, such as reading in bed or gritting your teeth, can strain neck muscles.
- Worn joints: Just like the other joints in your body, your neck joints tend to wear down with age. Osteoarthritis causes the cushions (cartilage) between your bones (vertebrae) to deteriorate. Your body then forms bone spurs that affect joint motion and cause pain.
- Nerve compression: Herniated disks or bone spurs in the vertebrae of your neck can press on the nerves branching out from the spinal cord.
- Injuries: Rear-end auto collisions often result in whiplash injury, which occurs when the head is jerked backward and then forward, straining the soft tissues of the neck.
- Diseases: Certain diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis or cancer, can cause neck pain.