most pain and stiffness in the neck is caused by wear and tear of the joints, called 'cervical spondylosis'. Note that it is not to be confused with (ankylosing) spondylitis.


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Neck pain Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Your neck contains bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles and nerves, any of which can hurt. Neck pain also may come from regions near the neck, such as the jaw, head and shoulders. Conversely, pr...
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... Muscle strains. Overuse, such as too many hours hunched over a steering wheel, often triggers muscle strains. Neck muscles, particularly those in the back of your neck, become fatigued and eventually...
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Neck pain Prevention

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... Most neck pain is associated with poor posture. The goal is to keep your head centered over your spine, so gravity works with your neck instead of against it. Some simple changes in your daily routine...
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Neck pain Treatment

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... Most neck pain responds well to home care. Neck injuries or strains often result in painful inflammation. You may want to try over-the-counter pain relievers that also combat inflammation, such as asp...
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Neck pain Other

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... Your neck has a hard job — holding up that bowling ball you call a head. Leaning into your computer or hunching over your workbench just makes its job more difficult. Poor posture certainly cont...
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