These are pain conditions that concern the neck pain and the stiff neck. They are most common and obvious symptoms of cervical degenerative disc. When one of the cervical discs that makes the Vertebral Column, presses on one or more of the many nerves exiting the spinal cord, one can develop pain, numbness, or weakness radiating down the shoulder, arm and the hand.

A. Neck including Arm Pain

Neck pain symptoms can vary widely. The pain may just be a mild nuisance, or it could be so excruciating that a person avoids any excessive movement. Neck pain may result from abnormalities in the soft tissues—the muscles, ligaments, and nerves—as well as in bones and disc of the spine.

Oftentimes neck pain is in one spot and goes away on its own within a few days or weeks. But in some cases, the pain becomes constant or radiates into other body parts, such as the shoulder, arms and the back of head.

If neck pain symptoms progress, it can become difficult to sleep. This type of pain may also interfere with other daily activities, such as getting dressed or going to work, or any activity that involves turning the head, such as driving.

B. Headache including Chronic Migraine

Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints that cause pain in the head or upper neck. They may be primary (not associated with a medical condition) or secondary (caused by an injury or medical condition). Primary headaches include tension, migraine (sharp or throbbing pains) and cluster headaches.

Frequent headaches can affect relationships and employment and lead to increased risk of developing depression. Intervention in the form of preventive medication, lifestyle changes or pain relievers might be needed to manage the symptoms.

A migraine is a primary headache disorder characterized by recurrent headaches that are moderate to severe. Typically, the headaches affect one half of the head, are pulsating in nature, and last from two to 72 hours. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell.

Migraines can be a very disabling condition. Most people who are prone to migraines get a painful attack once or twice a month. But if one suffers from chronic migraine, they get headaches much more often — at least 15 days a month. These frequent and severe attacks can make living a normal life a challenge.

C. Shoulder including Trapezius Pain

The shoulder has a wide and versatile range of motion. When something goes wrong with the shoulder, it hampers our ability to move freely and can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. The shoulder can be injured by performing manual labor, playing sports, or even by repetitive movement. Certain diseases can bring about pain that travels to the shoulder

The trapezius is a flat, triangle-shaped muscle in the back. It extends from the neck, down along the spine to about the middle of the back and across the shoulder blade. Trapezius muscle pain is described as myofascial acute or chronic pain that affects a number of small muscles in the upper back and neck. They ache and burn from the base of the skull to between the shoulder blades.