Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by numerous other spinal problems. Neck pain may arise due to muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back, or pinching of the nerves emanating from the cervical vertebrae. Joint disruption in the neck creates pain, as does joint disruption in the upper back.
There are many possible causes of neck pain, and it is often difficult to work out which structure is the cause. This is why it is important to have your back pain checked by a Chiropractor, a fully qualified and registered health professional, who is highly trained to diagnose and/or treat conditions of the neuromuscular skeletal system.
Often, lifestyle factors contribute to people getting or continuing to suffer from neck pain.