Health Tip: When to Worry About Neck Pain

Signs you should see your doctor

(HealthDay News) -- Neck pain may be caused by an injury or the slow degeneration of discs between the vertebrae. So, when should you see a doctor?

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends an office visit if:

  • You have long-lasting pain or stiffness without an obvious injury.
  • Your pain becomes severe.
  • The pain radiates into the legs or arms.
  • Your pain is accompanied by headaches, weakness, tingling or numbness.

-- Diana Kohnle

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