When a pain in the neck is serious – Harvard Health

close up of colorful flowers

We all have pains and aches when it comes to daily functions but when is it important to pay attention to those pains and aches? This may particularly be important when it comes to a pain in the neck. Oftentimes, we ignore these pains because they can come from moving the wrong way or even sleeping in a less than favorable position. Now, more than ever, it is important to pay attention to neck pain which can signal a more serious medical problem. To learn more about how a tear in one of the main arteries is not something to ignore, read more here!

Key Takeaways:

  • Sometimes a small annoyance like neck pain cold be something more serious.
  • A rare cause of a stroke could be artery and one of the symptoms is neck pain.
  • One of the most common occurrences of a stroke is the signs of neck pain.

“This underappreciated body part has to be strong enough to support a heavy weight (your head) yet still allow one to tilt, turn, and nod one’s head easily.”

Read more: http://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/when-a-pain-in-the-neck-is-serious