Prolonged sitting can cause neck pain. Remembering to stretch and relax your neck and other muscles can help prevent or reduce it. Some simple exercises and activities are often enough to manage the issue. With younger people embracing technology with a fervor, neck pain is occurring at an earlier age for many. Taking a break from digital devices can go a long way. Or, at least, hold devices at eye level to prevent long periods of looking down to limit the strain on your spine.