Anyone can be affected by cervicalgia, which refers to pain in the neck that does not spread to other areas, such as along the arms. Cervicalgia is usually not a serious condition, but it can cause discomfort and should be addressed directly. Cervical radiculopathy is a condition caused by the pinching or compression of the root of a spinal nerve in the neck. It can cause pain and weakness, especially in the head, neck, shoulders, and arms.
Neck pain is also called cervicalgia. The condition is common and usually not a cause for concern. Neck pain can occur for many reasons and can usually be remedied by simple lifestyle changes Cervicalgia causes localized pain, so it rarely radiates outward. You may experience something as light as a “stiff neck” or as severe as the inability to turn your head due to severe pain or tight muscles.
You may refer to your cervicalgia as “a crunch in the neck. Cervicalgia (sur-HIV-Kal-Gee-uh) is a neck pain that does not radiate to the shoulders or upper extremities. Many people will have experienced neck pain. In some cases, it will be diagnosed as cervicalgia.
ICD-10, which is the coding system that most healthcare providers and therapists use to bill insurance, does not give the direct causes of cervical pain with the exception of disc disorder of the cervical spine. Cervicalgia is a general term for any type of pain that is localized in the neck and does not radiate to other parts of the body. The injury is called cervicalgia when it only occurs in the neck region and not in other areas, such as in the arms or lower back. If you spend a lot of time at your desk at work or at home, you can take precautions to prevent cervicalgia.
The severity of pain will vary depending on the extent of the injury, and most cases of cervicalgia cause only mild discomfort. There are many causes of cervicalgia; most of the time, it has nothing to do with neck discs. However, if the pain doesn’t respond to home treatments or is severe, cervicalgia could be a symptom of a more serious condition, such as meningitis, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and more, that could have serious side effects if left untreated. If you have proper medical documentation, you may qualify for cervicalgia disability benefits.
Researchers commented that moving towards symptom relief is easier when cervicalgia is not also accompanied by anxiety or depression. The cervical spine houses sensory organs and nerves, which means that cervicalgia can also be accompanied by other types of symptoms. Many claims for disability benefits due to pain and neck problems are caused by degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, inflammatory disorders, and other conditions that lead to several other problems, such as cervicalgia and other related conditions. While often considered a symptom of another medical condition, cervicalgia can be debilitating.
To qualify medically for cervicalgia disability benefits, you will need to provide medical documentation demonstrating that you meet the criteria for inclusion in the Blue Book, which is the SSA medical guide.