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    What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors for neck pain that you cannot control include:

    Risk factors that you can control include:

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    • Awkward positions that put stress on the neck, or poor posture at home or at work.
    • Stress or depression, or boredom at or unhappiness with work.
    • Heavy physical work.
    • Smoking or drug abuse.
    • Poor physical condition and lack of exercise.
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