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.
Neck Pain from Eagle Syndrome
Neck Pain from Fibromyalgia
While the symptoms and severity of fibromyalgia can vary greatly, neck pain and stiffness are commonly experienced.
Neck Pain from Lyme Disease
Neck Pain Overview Infographic
Neck Pain Symptoms
Neck pain can range from mild to debilitating. It may also be accompanied by pain or neurological deficits that spread to other areas of the body.
Neck Strain Diagnosis
Neck Strain Symptoms
Patients with neck strain symptoms may have to try a combination of nonsurgical treatments—including exercise, medication and heat and cold therapy—to alleviate pain while a neck strain heals.