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What is Neck Pain?
The neck is made up of vertebrae extending from skull to upper torso. Bones, ligaments and muscle of neck support head. Any abnormalities, malfunctioning, injury, and inflammation cause neck pain and stiffness. Many people experience neck pain occasionally. In most of the cases, it is due to bad posture. Sometimes it happens due to the injury.
Neck pain has various causes
- Muscle tension occurs due to activities like bad posture, sleeping in a bad position or getting a jerk during exercise.
- Neck is prone to severe injuries especially in falls, car accidents and sports.
- Neck injury due to sudden jerk is called whiplash
If neck pain continues for more than a week and is accompanied by other symptoms, one should seek medical help immediately. You can consult the best orthopedic doctor through the HospitALL app and website.