Lower back pain gets most of the attention when we talk about spinal pain, but neck pain is one of the most common forms of spinal pain. Nearly two thirds of the population will have at least one episode of it in their lives. The question is what causes it, and can it be prevented?
The neck has a lot on its shoulders, so to speak. It holds up the head, but still must allow for a wide range of motion. The muscles in your neck and back are among the first in your body to react to mental and emotional stress, which can store tension in painful knots. If you work at a desk all day, you’re also more likely to experience neck pain. You likely have a more forward head posture because you’re looking at paperwork or a computer screen all day, and this puts more stress on the neck. We all know that muscle tension can cause pain, but sometimes the issue is bigger than that. Often, the problem lies in the joints of the neck. They can become stiff and even misaligned, causing more muscle tension and added pain. Luckily, there are ways to fix or alleviate almost all neck pain.
Read the full article here: You Might Be Surprised Why Your Neck Hurts