Specific symptoms will depend on where along the neck the problem is and what its cause is. Pain is felt usually no matter which part of the neck has been affected. The pain is usually felt in the neck, shoulder and arms or causes other symptoms if the top two bones of the spine are affected.
Causes and Risk Factors for Neck Pain
Neck pain can be felt for a variety of reasons, including:
- Disc degeneration
- Disc herniation
- Injury or trauma
- Slippage in the alignment of the bones of the neck on top of each other
- Stress causing muscular tension