Video: Causes of Neck Pain

A Cervical Spine Expert Explains What Causes Neck Pain

To help you understand the causes of neck pain, SpineUniverse brought in Dr. Dan Riew, a professor at the Washington University School of Medicine at St. Louis.  In this video, he goes over the typical causes, such as spinal stenosis and injury to the spine.

Neck pain may develop as you grow older—a natural part of aging as your body responds to years of daily wear and tear on the spine.  Among other things, Dr. Riew discusses how your body may form bone spurs in your cervical spine.  These are bony overgrowths that can develop when the cartilage on your joints wears away (again, part of the natural aging process).  Bone spurs can then press on your nerves and cause neck pain or other symptoms.

If you want to read more, try this article about the causes of neck pain.

Updated on: 08/11/14
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