Cervicalgia is a type of neck pain that persists in the neck and doesn’t travel down to the shoulders or arms. Cervicalgia can be acute or chronic and may be caused by trauma such as a motor vehicle accident, sporting incident or just long-term chronic irritation of the neck joint from sustained postures such as sitting. Cervicalgia is a description of neck pain without being a specific diagnosis.
Neck pain that is labelled cervicalgia will likely involve neck muscles and joint structures (discs) of the neck. Both may become irritated and cause pain locally at that level in the neck.
Chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments are useful in the management of cervicalgia. Contact our Balmain chiro for more information.