Specific neck pain can occur in connection with the following causes, among others:

  • Injuries (e.g. whiplash after a rear-end collision)
  • disc prolapse
  • arthrosis
  • Side effect of medication (steroid medication)

Good to know:

Non-specific neck pain is far more common than specific neck pain. Muscle tension in particular plays a role.

In the case of non-specific neck pain, there is no pathological change or the cause cannot be identified. In this case, certain risk factors for neck pain often play a decisive role.

Such risk factors are:

  • overweight
  • pregnancy
  • manual labor (especially construction workers and nurses)
  • One-sided loads (e.g. in the office)
  • Psychological factors such as E.g. stress, anxiety, depression

Whiplash: Neck pain after accident

Neck pain after an accident is also not uncommon. In this case, there is often a so-called whiplash injury (also known as a cervical spine distortion or deceleration trauma).

Good to know: 

A neck brace for whiplash is no longer considered standard today. The current guideline on neck pain states: “Immobilization of the cervical spine in the case of non-specific neck pain is obsolete. There are no studies at all on the use of supporting aids (e.g. cervical collar, Schanz tie) for non-specific neck pain, and there are only a few studies for the condition after a rear-end collision.” 1 Let your doctor advise you on which approach is right for you.

Imaging diagnostic procedures for pain in the neck

In some cases, so-called imaging diagnostic procedures can be useful for neck pain.

These include:

  • X-ray examination
  • Computed Tomography
  • Magnetic resonance therapy

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