Neck pain or a stiff neck is a common problem which usually gets better after a few days or weeks. It's rarely asign of anything serious.
You can often get a painful or stiff neck if you:
Anxiety and stress can also sometimes cause tension in your neck muscles, leading to neck pain.
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When to seek medical advice
Read about neck pain or a stiff neck, which is a common problem and generally nothing to worry about
For most types of general neck pain, the advice is to carry on with your normal daily activities, keep active, and take painkillers to relieve the symptoms. These steps may help you to manage your pa
You should see your GP if: the pain or stiffness doesn't improve after a few days or weeks you can't control the pain using ordinary painkillers you're worried your neck pain could have a more ser
A twisted or locked neck Some people suddenly wake up one morning to find their neck twisted to one side and stuck in that position. This is known as acute torticollis and is caused by injury to the
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