Neck Pain Left Side

One fine morning you get up and feel neck pain left side. The first thing that would bother you is the cause of pain. There can be a variety of reasons behind your neck pain. In most cases it is, if nothing serious, a stiff neck due to a poor sleeping posture. This may be typically as a result of muscle strain. Usually such a pain is expected to last a week or so. However, if the pain continues longer, it could be a serious concern and you would need to see your doctor without any delay.

Now, those of you who have to work on computer for long hours or drive for long hours are most likely to suffer from neck pain left side. The pain might persist just below the head and go down the left side of the neck. This would restrain you from turning your head to the left. The cause of such a pain could be a tight (hypertonus) muscle having a small deep knot inside. Actually, this knot is a cramped muscle caused due to accumulation of lactic acid. It has a direct impact on the nerves that results in neck pain left side.

There might be various other reasons making your neck pain left side worse. Such a pain might arise from congenital, inflammatory, trauma, neoplastic or metabolic disorders and can have serious consequences. The symptoms of critical neck pain includes soreness on left side, tingling sensations, pain around the shoulder blades, trouble swallowing or talking, blurred vision, fever, night sweats, headache, dizziness, nausea, tiredness and pain while turning your body. The origin of such a neck pain can be anywhere from the cervical vertebrae and meninges to its muscles, blood vessels and lymphatic tissue.

If you are experiencing neck pain left side, it might be signs of acute torticollis as well. It is a Latin word where torti means twisted and collis means neck. If you are suffering from any such emergency signs, seek medical attention immediately without aggravating the condition any further.

Some of the recommended treatments for neck pain left side include massage using soothing oils, supportive cervical collar, use of heat, analgesics, muscle relaxants and chiropractic adjustment.

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