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Neck Pain

For people under the age 40 with neck pain less than two weeks that does not worsen with the application of pressure, the most common causes are

  • muscle spasm or¬†strain

  • disc disease - often associated with radiating pain, numbness or tingling into one arm

  • osteoarthritis ¬†- this is a relatively rare cause in a person under the age of 40.

Fortunately, there is usually a good response to treatment in these conditions - that is, the prognosis is generally good.

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