- Sharp pain on specific movements can come from muscle strain, spasm, damage or inflammation.
- Sharp pain while coughing increases the compression and is often caused by inflamed structures.
- Aching pain often comes from a ligament or capsule, especially when occurring in the morning with morning stiffness. Also, when it occurs after a longer period of immobilization (sitting or standing).
- Radiating pain means that there is a neurogenic factor (radicular or pseudo radicular).
- Numbness or muscle weakness is also neurogenic and indicates severe radicular inflammation, with or without hernia compressing the nerve root.
- Vague, sometimes radiating pain in the arms during exercise can indicate ischemic neuralgia.
- Fatigue can be caused by bad posture, cervical muscular balance or ischemia.
- Nocturnal pain could indicate cancer.
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