Some causes of neck pain include:

  1. Carrying a heavy backpack or purse on one shoulder
  2. Cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis)
  3. Cervical spondylosis
  4. Cradling your phone between your shoulder and neck
  5. Emotional stress
  6. Meralgia paresthetica
  7. Herniated disk
  8. Meningitis
  9. Ankylosing spondylitis
  10. Osteoarthritis
  11. Poor posture
  12. Rheumatoid arthritis
  13. Sleeping on your abdomen or with too many or too few pillows
  14. Spinal stenosis
  15. Tension headache
  16. TMJ disorders
  17. Trauma from accidents or falls
  18. Whiplash

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

Aug. 15, 2015