Most episodes of neck pain are due to muscle strain or soft tissue sprain (ligaments, tendons), but it can also be caused by a sudden force (whiplash). These types of neck pain often improve with time and non-surgical care such as medication and chiropractic manipulation. But if neck pain continues or worsens, there is often a specific condition that requires treatment, such as cervical degenerative disc disease, cervical herniated disc, cervical stenosis, or cervical arthritis.
It is important to practice proper lifting techniques and to take breaks during physical work to prevent neck stiffness that results from lifting heavy objects, repetitive motions, or performing a new task or maneuver.
Symptoms of Klippel-Feil syndrome include, a visibly shortened neck, low hairline behind the head, reduced neck mobility, neck pain, headaches and radiculopathy
Klippel-Feil Syndrome Diagnosis
Klippel-Feil Syndrome Treatment
Treatment for Klippel-Feil syndrome depends on the severity of the condition and the other conditions that present.
Poor daily habits can cause or worsen neck stiffness. Making simple lifestyle changes to correct posture during the day and night, and decreasing stress may help to reduce neck pain and stiffness.
Little-Known Causes of Neck Pain
Countless conditions are capable of causing neck pain and/or stiffness. Once the usual causes have been ruled out, these little-know causes must be considered.
Diet changes and mind-body therapy are not commonly discussed treatments, but they may help some patients alleviate their neck pain.