Painful neck can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'critical'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose painful neck, we could:
|A Subarachnoid Hemorrhage||92%||Confirm|
|Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis||23%||Unlikely|
|Rheumatoid Arthritis||3%||Ruled out|
|Cervical Arthritis||0%||Ruled out|
If you have neck pain, for how long have you had it?
Possible responses:→ Don't know / not applicable
→ Over 1 year
→ 1 to 12 months
→ 1 week to 1 month
→ Less than 1 week