Neck pain can stem from the bones, muscles, connective tissue, and nerves in your neck, shoulders, upper back, and jaw. Your neck pain might be due to:
- Muscle tension
- Injuries like whiplash
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- While many of these conditions are out of your control, your lifestyle can significantly affect your risk of developing neck pain.
For example, poor posture is a common cause of neck pain. The average American spends more than five hours a day with their head tilted down to scroll through their phone.
Additionally, if you spend your day working at a desk and your work station isn’t set up correctly, you might have to tilt your head up or down to see your screen.