Some causes of neck pain include:

  1. Carrying a heavy backpack or purse on one shoulder
  2. Cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis)
  3. Cradling your phone between your shoulder and neck
  4. Emotional stress
  5. Meralgia paresthetica
  6. Herniated disk
  7. Meningitis
  8. Ankylosing spondylitis
  9. Osteoarthritis
  10. Poor posture
  11. Rheumatoid arthritis
  12. Sleeping on your abdomen or with too many or too few pillows
  13. Spinal stenosis
  14. Tension headache
  15. TMJ disorders
  16. Trauma from accidents or falls

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

Aug. 15, 2015