When is neck pain simply a muscle strain, and when is it a condition such as degenerative disc disease? How is neck pain treated? The Spine-health Neck Pain Videos provide interactive videos and doctor commentary that explain conditions and treatments for problems in the cervical spine.

Neck pain is usually caused by irritation or overuse of the soft tissues of the cervical spine. Implement these 10 tips into your daily routine to help keep your neck healthy and prevent neck pain.

Cervical collars may be used to reduce the chance of further injuring the cervical spine, but they are usually a short-term part of treatment.

Spinal degeneration in the neck is called cervical spondylosis. A person’s risk for this condition increases with age and natural wear and tear. It can also be accelerated by an injury.

Most headaches are not caused by an issue within the cervical spine (neck), but some a headache may be caused by a problem with the occipital nerve, which travels through the cervical spine.

Chronic neck pain is likely to be caused by an issue with either the spinal discs or in the joints of the cervical spine.

A neck spasm, also referred to as a cramp, involves the muscle strongly contracting without relaxing again. A neck spasm can also feel like a muscle twitch in which the muscle rapidly contracts and relaxes over and over.