It is a common occurrence for neck pain to affect that almost everyone suffers from at some point, but in the majority of cases it’s not a serious issue and will improve in time, without treatment. The most common causes are bad posture (such as slouching in front of a computer for prolonged periods) as well as sleeping in a position that is uncomfortable or straining neck muscles. Stress and anxiety may result in tension in the neck muscles, causing neck discomfort.

The signs are typically stiffness or pain in the neck. Sometimes, it is associated with a reduced neck motion and related discomfort or pain in the arm, shoulder or the head. Staying active and moving your neck can assist in healing, and it’s normal to experience some discomfort at times. In contrast, using an appropriate neck strap or a neck brace can help.