Can neck and lower back pain be related?
Symptoms typically develop when the spinal canal narrows and/or nerve roots are compressed, causing neural irritation, inflammation and pain. The lumbar (low back) and cervical (neck) spinal levels are commonly affected by this age-related and gradually progressive disorder.
Why does my lower neck and upper back hurt?
The most common cause of neck and upper back pain is muscle strain or a sprain in the soft tissue of these areas. The levator scapula, a muscle situated in the back and side of the neck, is acutely vulnerable to this type of injury.
When should I worry about neck and back pain?
See a health care provider if you have numbness or tingling, severe pain that does not improve with medication and rest, difficulty urinating, weakness, pain, or numbness in your legs, fever, unintentional weight loss, or pain after a fall. Often, back and neck pain will improve over time.
What causes sore neck and upper back?
Poor posture. Poor posture can cause upper back pain because it is difficult for a person to maintain a good seating position over an extended period.
What causes severe back and neck pain?
Muscle strains. Overuse,such as too many hours hunched over your computer or smartphone,often triggers muscle strains.
When should you worry about neck pain?
Pain or stiffness that has lasted more than two weeks without improvement
What are the best upper back exercises?