Neck and Shoulder Pain
Neck pain is a painful condition involving the cervical spine and soft tissues of the neck. The most common cause of neck pain is strain and spasm of the neck muscles. In torticollis or wryneck, the prolonged involuntary contraction of the neck muscles causes the head to turn to one side. Another cause of neck pain is whiplash, which is an injury to the neck often seen in motor vehicle accident victims that is caused by the sudden jerking of the head. Other risk factors for neck pain are psychosocial stress, poor posture, and occupational injuries.