When to seek medical advice

Get medical attention immediately if your neck pain:

  • Is severe
  • Follows an accident or injury
  • Is accompanied by pain radiating to your arms or legs
  • Is accompanied by numbness, tingling or weakness in your limbs
  • Is accompanied by headache
  • Is accompanied by an unexplained fever

Neck pain in adults

Find possible causes of neck pain based on specific factors. Check one or more factors on this page that apply to your symptom.

Pain started
Triggered or worsened by
Accompanied by