Definition:

Many people complain of neck pain. It can be caused from leaning over or hunching often, which strains your neck muscles. Another common cause of neck pain is osteoarthritis.

 

Symptoms:

  • Muscle tightness and spasms

  • Headaches

  • Difficulty moving your head

  • Pain that worsens when your keep your head in the same place for long periods of time, such as when working at a computer

How to treat before seeking medical advice:

Take pain medicine such as ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), or naproxen (Aleve). If needed, apply ice and/or heat.