Neck Pain Directory
Neck pain is common, but not normal. Causes include trauma, poor posture, muscle strain, bone abnormalities, and more. Diagnosing neck pain may require X-rays, MRIs, and other imaging tests. Many times, exercises can help alleviate pain. Stretching, strengthening exercises, yoga, and other similar forms of exercise are often helpful. Other treatments may include pain relievers, muscle relaxers, and other forms of treatment. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how neck pain is caused, treated, and prevented.
WebMD walks you through first aid steps for treating whiplash after an injury.
Neck Pain-When To Call a Doctor
Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you have been injured and you have: Severe neck injury, such as an injury caused by a: Serious car accident. Fall from a height of or more. Major sports - related injury. Direct blow to the head or neck.
Neck Pain-What Happens
Learn about neck pain, how it develops, and how to get relief.
Neck pain caused by stress or muscle strain can often be prevented by using good posture, getting regular exercise, and avoiding long periods in positions that stress the neck, such as prolonged computer work or painting a ceiling.