It often happens that the neck is perceived and limited to the ability to tilt the head up and down or rotate it from side to side. Neck stiffness or pain is a common complaint, and in most cases there is no cause for concern, the improvement will take place within a few days.
However, under severe pain associated with other symptoms such as numbness or decreased arm strength, symptoms may indicate a dangerous process, and it is recommended that you seek a medical examination as soon as possible.
Neck pain can often develop from a muscle strain caused by overloading the muscles of the neck, such as prolonged sitting in front of a computer monitor, prolonged driving or even sleeping on a large number of pillows. Pain may also result from the erosion of the joints in the neck over the years, a disc herniation, disc protrusion, cervical disc herniation or cervical allopathy, and so on.
In the circumstances where the pain is due to the rupture of the cervical disc, pain may also accompany other symptoms, such as a pain projection to the shoulder, the neck, between the shoulder blades or the hands, often accompanied by numbness, weakness in the muscles of the hand and even a decrease in sensation.
Statistics show that approximately 25% of cases of neck pain are caused by intervertebral disc damage due to cumulative reuse (such as sedentary lifestyle) or a one-time load (e.g., bump, accident or fall).
These discs are constantly under constant pressure, with the loss of fluid and flexibility as well as the ability to stop shocks. These degenerative changes can lead to the disc’s collapse and pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots. This pressure can cause local pain, even pain in the shoulder blades, pain down the upper limbs, and nerve conduction disorders.
In most cases of neck pain, the diagnosis relies on physical examination and patient complaints. If the suspicion arises that the pain is due to damage to the cervical structures, the doctor will refer the patient to imaging tests that include X-ray, computerized topography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
X-rays are performed in cases of suspected degenerative disease in the neck or a suspected fracture, while a computerized topographic scan helps to diagnose structural problems of the spine as well as nearby tissues and the MRI test is useful for detecting damage to the soft tissue.
Cervico2000 goes beyond pain relief to target the actual cause of the pain. Cervico2000 actively promotes the healing of disorders by performing a decompression to the cervical spine, reducing the pain from injuries such as herniated discs, torticollis and whiplash.
Cervico2000 breaks away from conventional neck braces and wall mounted devices to offer an autonomous solution that can be customized to fit the patient’s needs. The key to the Cervico2000’s approach is its ability to conduct both symmetric and asymmetric traction to the cervical spine.