Some causes of neck pain include:

  1. Cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis)
  2. Cervical spondylosis
  3. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)
  4. Fibromyalgia
  5. Herniated disk
  6. Meningitis
  7. Muscle strains (An injury to a muscle or to tissue that connects muscles to bones, called a tendon.)
  8. Myofascial pain syndrome
  9. Osteoarthritis (the most common type of arthritis)
  10. Poor posture
  11. Rheumatoid arthritis
  12. Sleeping in awkward positions or with too many or too few pillows
  13. Spinal stenosis
  14. Tension headache
  15. Trauma from accidents or falls
  16. Whiplash

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

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Aug. 31, 2022