“When your neck is hurting, it really can put a damper on any physical activity you are trying to do.”
Many people experience neck pain or stiffness. In many cases, it’s due to poor position or overuse. Sometimes, neck pain is caused by injury from a fall, contact sports, or trauma.
Most of the time, neck pain isn’t a serious disease and can be relieved within a few days.
But in some cases, neck pain can indicate serious injury or weakness and require a doctor’s care.
If you have neck pain that continues for more than a week, is severe, or is accompanied by other symptoms like headache, numbness, weakness, or tingling or spreads down the arm, seek medical attention immediately.