Pain is your body’s natural response to injury. While most people have transient pain from time to time which resolves on its own, it’s important to recognize that some conditions do require evaluation by a spine physician. Your neck works to carry the weight of your head and it’s no surprise that from time to time you may injure it doing things which seem relatively harmless.
What’s Causing My Neck Pain?
The most common cause of neck pain tends to be from strained muscles. The pain tends to be most severe right after the injury, but can gradually worsen over the first few hours. Strain in your neck muscles is most often caused by asking too much of them (ie. Lifting a heavy item) or asking them to work for too long (ie. Leaning over a computer all day long). Common triggers for this type of injury are listed below:
- Improper lifting technique
- Sudden, strenuous physical effort
- Accident or fall
- Poor posture
- Carrying a heavy purse, briefcase or backpack
Other causes for neck pain, besides the common muscle strain include:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Disc rupture or herniation
- Spinal stenosis
- Slipped vertebrae
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4 Common Causes of Neck Pain