The ‘pain in the neck’ adage didn’t originate without reason. Of all the pains that humans suffer from on a pretty regular basis, neck pain is the most annoying. It hurts to look up, look down, and turn our heads for anything. Whether you are working, going for a jog, or simply trying to eat, your neck pain can make every activity difficult.
Although not a cause for concern, neck pains are relentless and don’t go away on their own. In fact, neck pains affect close to 60 percent of the population, second only to back pain. Neck pain can range in severity; it can be mild discomfort for some, soreness and stiffness for some, and severe pain affecting the neck, spine, and shoulders in others. In some cases, it can even make daily activities impossible. If the pain is severe, prompt medical attention must be sought.
What causes neck pain?
There can be several causes for the neck, but the most common is bad posture. Almost everyone suffers from poor posture. Keeping the head bent for too long, slouching, staying in one position for a long time, all put abnormal stress on the neck and shoulders. Even when you are watching TV on the couch, reading in bed, spending long hours in front of the computer, and driving can cause a misalignment of the cervical spine and muscle spasms in the neck, leading to pain.
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