Neck pain is discomfort in any of the muscles or nerves—as well as the spinal vertebrae—in your neck. Neck pain frequently limits how much you can move your head and neck.
What causes neck pain?
The most common cause of neck pain is an injury to the muscles or ligaments in your neck—this includes any sudden twisting or jerking. Trauma, degenerative diseases, spur formation and improper posture can also cause severe neck pain.
What are symptoms of neck pain?
You might feel a knot, stiffness or severe pain in your neck. This pain can spread to your shoulders, upper back or arms. You may also not be able to move your head or neck without discomfort.
How is neck pain treated?
Treating neck pain depends on whether your neck pain is caused by activities, an injury, or another medical condition. Active Release Techniques (ART), chiropractic adjustments and Trigger Point Dry Needling can alleviate and resolve all neck pain symptoms.