The neck is a network for bones, joints, muscles and nerves that connect the brain to the spinal cord. Irritation and inflammation in this area can cause pain in the neck, shoulders, head, arms and hands. Severe symptoms like such as tingling, loss of coordination and balance, the inability to grip or lift objects and loss of bladder control are signs of more serious problems.
What are the signs and symptoms of more serious neck problems?
- Pain that radiates from the neck down into the shoulders, hands or arms
- Tenderness and swelling
- Stiffness in the neck
- Loss of grip or inability to life objects
- Loss of bladder control
- Loss of coordination and balance
- Tingling in the arms, shoulders or hands