Neck pain can be the result of poor posture, where over time there is a strain on certain structures in the neck, and the individual may experience neck pain. Other reasons, such as whiplash, may also cause a sprain or a strain to certain structures of the neck.
Neck pain may also be the result of degenerative disc disease, osteophyte formation (bone spurs) and bulging or herniated discs. The latter two, may also manifest as symptoms that do not just stay locally in the neck area. Symptoms of burning, shooting, numbness, tingling, type of pain might migrate from the neck into the head, as well as travel down the arm and to the fingers.
Treatment will include: education, specific postural training, strengthening exercise, range of motion exercise, as well as manual therapy to abolish the symptoms and preventing the onset of future episodes.