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Musculoskeletal Neck Pain
Musculoskelatal refers to muscle pain or injury to the muscles, ligaments, or tissue in the back or neck. Sometimes the pain is generated from normal daily wear and tear, sometimes there is no apparent cause for the musculoskelatal pain. Other causes include:
  • Neck sprain or strain
  • Often related to sudden neck movements such as in accidents
  • Poor posture
  • Sleep positions
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Repetitive motion injury
  • Overuse
  • Prolonged immobilization
Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Neck Pain can include:
  • Neck pain that worsens with movement
  • Can include headaches and shoulder/back pain
  • Stiffness and decreased motion
  • Usually minimal arm or leg symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping

Treatment options for Musculoskeletal Neck Pain include:
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic care
  • Exercise, including stretching, cardiovascular endurance exercises, yoga, and pilates
  • Physical Therapy
  • Medications such as: anti-inflammatories, injections, or muscle relaxers
not intended as a substitute for medical advise.  Always consult your physician about your medical condidion.
Last modified: July 5th, 2007