Common Causes

Neck pain can be caused by bad posture, (3:11) sleeping in an awkward position, stress and tension or working at a computer for a prolonged period of time. (10:1, 3, 4)

If you recently had a car accident, pain could be caused by whiplash; a painful injury caused by a sudden jerking of the head. (3:4)

In extreme cases, neck pain can be due to a slipped disk. (11:1)

If you experience severe neck pain-to the extent that you may even be unable to lower your chin to your chest, (3:3) together with other symptoms such as a rash, nausea or vomiting, it could be linked to meningitis. It’s advisable to see a doctor if this occurs. (3:1, 2, 3)