No radiating pain – Neck muscle spasm/cervical spine disease
Intro: Neck muscle spasm is a common cause of neck pain that may be brought on by neck muscle weakness, neck muscle strain, or an underlying cervical spine condition such as arthritis. Improper posture with cellphone or computer use may exacerbate this condition.
Symptoms: Tightness and pain on motion of the neck.
Treatment: Warm compress, physical therapy, and medication. If underlying spine condition is involved an epidural steroid injection or even surgery may be occasionally done. It is advised to seek medical attention for evaluation.
The posture brace is a device that can be worn temporarily to help assist with upper back posture.