It is not uncommon to have neck pain without a clear reason. A minor injury may have occurred without your knowledge. Poor posture or improper movement over a period of time may cause neck or back pain. Pain may be caused by overuse or misuse of the neck muscles or by poor posture, such as:
Many people live with a certain amount of ongoing (chronic) pain. If chronic neck pain changes or becomes worse than usual, see your doctor.
Last Revised: August 5, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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