Causes of Neck Pain

There are many causes for neck pain. Some causes result from acute injuries which cannot be avoided, such as an automobile accident resulting in a whiplash-type injury. Other causes can be avoided and result from the use of “bad” or improper habits and techniques, such as poor posture and improper lifting. These “other causes” make up the majority of neck pain causes and can be effectively treated once the cause(s) is/are identified and the appropriate measures to avoid these “bad” and improper habits and techniques are implemented.

Some of the more common causes of neck pain include:

incomplete rehabilitation of past injuries
lack of proper and periodic spinal alignments
presence of cervical spine subluxations
whiplash-type injuries
improper workstation setup
poor posture
prolonged sitting
prolonged use of non-ergonomically designed equipment
excessive repetitive neck motions
improper telephone techniques
excessive mental stress
physical inactivity
poor diet and nutritional practices