The Indications of A Stiff Neck & the Helpful Tips!

With latest technological advancements we cannot ignore the fact that most of us are usually have our necks down and involved in the usage of computers or smart phones. Undoubtedly, it is an entertainment but in the midst of this the most important factor that is usually ignored is our health. With our necks bend all the time or involved in a similar activity most of the time we start suffering from a stiff neck that eventually leads to chronic pain in the neck.

The initial stage of the stiffness, if prolongs then it leads to the point where people are unable to move their head comfortably. This is because the joint has become weak. Let’s explore the most common indications that confirm the presence of chronic neck pain.

Signs of Neck Pain

The one to many signs showing the chronic pain are elaborated as under:

Sharp Pain

The pain would be excruciating. Patients going through it will feel like the pain has localized in one spot and it is stabbing. This pain is usually experienced in the lower part of their neck.

Stiff Neck

The neck becomes hard and sore, such that it is difficult to even move the neck from side to side.

Radiating Pain

If not taken care of, the pain in the neck can radiate from the neck to the shoulders and arms. The feeling of the pain is like burning or searing.


Localized in one area the neck pain is described to be as achy and also reach to the extent that is intolerable

Gripping or lifting the objects

Since the pain can radiate to other areas, hence facing problem in gripping or lifting objects can also be a sign of chronic neck pain


The irritation in the neck and even the pain can also lead to disturbance in the head or the muscles and nerves that are connected to the head

Helpful Tips

Stretching Yourself

Try to stretch your shoulders

Moving your head from one side to the other, 10 times each

Care While Sleeping

At the time you are sleeping, massage in the area where you are feeling pain, or apply a heat pad or an ice pack on the affected area

If you or any of your loved one is suffering from some neck pain or any other body pain, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anaesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.