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:

  • sleep in an awkward position
  • usea computer for a prolonged period of time
  • strain a muscle because of bad posture

Anxiety and stress can also sometimes cause tension in your neck muscles, leading to neck pain.

This page covers:

Twisted neck

When to seek medical advice



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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 30 Dec 2016