Cervical spine pain
Your cervical spine is the seven bones (vertebrae) stacked on top of each other in your neck. Pressure on the nerves in this area can cause pain, numbness or weakness.
Between these bones are discs that cushion your neck and allow it to move freely.
Wear and tear or an injury in your neck can result in a narrowing of your spinal cord. Pressure on the nerves in this area can cause pain, numbness or weakness.
Conservative treatment to ease your symptoms may include anti-inflammatory medication, physiotherapy or muscle relaxants to reduce nerve pain. Your consultant may also recommend an epidural injection or a nerve root block.