What Are the Symptoms and Risk Factors of Neck Pain?

Q:
What are the symptoms and risk factors of neck pain?

A:
Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of neck pain include:

  • Pain that’s often worsened by holding your head in one place for long periods, such as when driving or working at a computer.
  • Muscle tightness and spasms.
  • Decreased ability to move your head.
  • Headache.

Risk factors
Factors that increase your risk of a neck pain include:

  • Bad posture.
  • Not take frequent breaks.
  • Smoking.
  • carrying heavy bags with straps over your shoulder.
  • Sleeping in a good position.

 

 

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