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The neck’s susceptibility to injury is due in part to biomechanics.  Activities and events that affect cervical biomechanics include extended sitting, repetitive movement, accidents, falls and blows to the body or head.  Normal aging and everyday wear and tear also can be factors resulting in symptoms.  The following are a few examples of common causes of neck pain.

  • Poor posture
  • Physical and/or emotional stress
  • Postural stress (example; working at a computer screen too high or too low)
  • Overuse of muscles, ligaments, and joints (most common)
  • Poor posture during sleep (too many or too few pillows)
  • Injury – motor vehicle whiplash, blow to the head/neck
  • Neck Pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tumor
 

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