Causes and Symptoms
Vertebrae make up your neck and extend from the bottom of the skull to the upper part of your torso. Abnormalities, inflammation or injury in the cervical discs, bones, ligaments and muscles of your neck can cause pain or stiffness. This can be due to poor posture or overuse but in certain cases pain can be from a fall, contact sports or whiplash. Neck pain does not usually last long but severe pain that lasts longer than a week can indicated a serious injury or illness.
Some causes of neck pain include: