* FOR: Women & Men
* Rim Type: Semi-Rimless
* Features: Mirrored
* Looks best on these face shapes: All shapes
causes and danger signals What causes neck pain?Many things can trigger neck pain.
For many people with neck pain, no absolutely specific reason for the pain can be found. But in a significant minority of cases, it's possible to make a more precise diagnosis. The underlying problem could be a slipped disc, brittle bones (osteoporosis), deformed natural curvature of the spine (scoliosis) and, very rarely, structural damage due to tumours or infection. ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOW Finally, road traffic accidents involving whiplash injury may result in acute or chronic neck pain that takes several months to improve. Danger signals associated with neck painIn some cases, neck pain may be a symptom of meningitis. If any of the the following symptoms occur, dial 999 or seek medical attention urgently. If any of the following symptoms occur, dial 999 or seek medical attention urgently. What can you do yourself?Stay as active as possible. Try to go to work and keep up your normal everyday activities bed rest isn't necessary. If you're given a neck collar, try not to use this for more than one or two days. Avoid driving if you're unable to turn your head quickly. Remember that neck pain is rarely caused by a serious illness and will often disappear within a week. If you have had pains in the neck for a longer period, it's a good idea to consult your GP or a physical therapist such as a chiropractor or oakley site physiotherapist. Also, the following symptoms may indicate a more serious underlying problem than simple mechanical neck pain and require that you seek further advice from your GP: co existing illness, such as unexplained weight round oakley sunglasses lossactual tenderness or pain in the neck bones (vertebrae)the pain simply continues to get steadily worse despite treatmentif one or both of your arms become affected, eg persistent numbness, weakness or clumsiness. How does the doctor or chiropractor make a diagnosis?In most cases, a neck problem can be diagnosed by carrying out a thorough examination that may include all or some of the following: testing the movement of the necktesting for trapped nervesexamination of the musclesexamination of the movement of the joints of the spine, neck and hands X rays, scans or blood tests may be necessary to make a precise diagnosis. How is neck pain treated?Acute pain at the base of the skull may well disappear without treatment. For short term problems, manual treatment (chiropractic or physiotherapy) and pain relieving medicine are recommended. With longer term pain (ie three months or more) there's the following choice of treatment: chiropractic treatmentintensive muscle trainingphysiotherapy, including advice on posture and the use of a supportive pillowacupuncture provides relief for significant numbers oakley sunglasses styles of people with chronic neck and shoulder pain, although this is not routinely available on the NHS. What medication is given?Painkillers taken on a regular basis, eg paracetamol, are often sufficient alone. Medicine used in the treatment of mild muscle pain includes non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These are generally effective in those who can tolerate them. But they may cause side effects in patients with a past medical history of indigestion or asthma and be unsuitable for certain patients with kidney impairment, heart failure and high blood pressure. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you think this might apply to you. Stronger painkillers, such as codeine phosphate, may be used if NSAIDs are not working well or are unsuitable. Sometimes a muscle relaxant (eg diazepam) may be prescribed on a short term basis of up to 1 to 2 weeks depending on progress. ExercisePeople with weak neck muscles are more prone to neck problems, and in such cases an exercise programme to strengthen the neck is a good idea. Future prospectsThis depends on the underlying cause of the pain. The prognosis is generally good, provided the patient remains active and obtains the correct treatment without delay. Based on a text by Dr Henrik Wulff Christensen, chiropractor, Jan Hartvigsen, chiropractor The materials in this web site are in no way intended to replace oakley canada sunglasses the professional medical care, advice, diagnosis or treatment of a doctor.
The web site does not have answers to all problems. Answers to specific problems may not apply to everyone. If you notice medical symptoms or feel ill, you should consult your doctor for further information see our Terms and conditions.
Prev: oakley straight
Next: real oakleys cheap