Neck muscle pain is a common complaint. Neck muscles can be strained from poor posture — whether it’s leaning over your computer or hunching over your workbench. Osteoarthritis also is a common cause of neck pain. Rarely, neck pain can be a symptom of a more serious problem.
Neck Muscle Pain Causes
Neck muscle pain causes by over strain. Overuse, such as too many hours hunched over your computer or smartphone, often triggers muscle strains. Even minor things, such as reading in bed or gritting your teeth, can strain neck muscles.
Basically, anything that pulls the neck at an unnatural angle for a long time has the potential to cause muscle tension and pain.
Neck Muscle Pain Treatments
According to our neck muscle specialist, neck muscle pain treatments include:
- Neck muscle pain medications include muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory medications
- Neck muscle pain physiotherapy. A physical therapist can teach you correct posture, alignment and neck-strengthening exercises, and can use heat, ice, electrical stimulation and other measures to help ease your pain and prevent a recurrence.
- Neck muscle pain injection. Anti-inflammatory injections can be injected to relieve your neck pain.