What Causes Neck Pain?
The cervical spine, commonly referred to as the neck, is a complex yet delicate area that contains seven small vertebrae and begins at the base of the skull. It supports the weight of your head and acts as an important passageway for important nerves and blood vessels. Because the neck vertebrae are delicate, moving your head in the wrong direction or keeping it in the wrong posture makes you highly susceptible to neck injuries. The following are some common causes of neck pain:
- Constant strain on neck due to postural deviations
- Herniated discs
- Direct trauma (sports injuries or auto accidents)
- Pinched nerves
- Worn joints
- Bone spurs