Neck Pain Causes & Treatment

Why Does My Neck Hurt?

Your neck (or cervical spine) is a common location for aches, pains, and injuries. Pain in your cervical spine can have a serious effect on your quality of life and can get worse over time.Most episodes of neck pain are due to muscle strain or soft tissue sprain (ligaments, tendons), but it can also be caused by a sudden force (whiplash). In many cases, neck pain causes can be helped by home remedies such as NSAID pain relievers, heat, rest, and stretching can alleviate the pain. If the pain persists, it may indicate a more serious condition requiring medical attention.