Question by  Wednesday (78)

What could be the cause of deep tissue neck pain?

I have been experiencing pain in my neck with no known injuries.


Answer by  Bo99 (392)

A "Whiplash" could be the cause of your pain. Also, you may have slept with your head and neck in a wrong position.


Answer by  mannersandsuch (1796)

Inflammation from over exertion could be the cause of pain. Even with out catastrophic injury sitting and holding you head in one position for a long time, if you are not careful to remain in ergonomic position can injury the tissues leading inflammation and pain.


Answer by  GilFinn (2065)

There are several possibilities. Most common is caused by sleeping with the head propped too high on a pillow. Muscle pulls in upper shoulders account numerous cases of muscle pain. Cervical disk problems (e.g. compressed disk, ruptured disk, etc.) are also responsible, as well as conditions as Anklosing Spondylosis, Arthritis, and Skeletal Hyperostosis.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Perhaps, you are having some form or spasm and that you stretched your neck the wrong way. Or in the worst case issue, the tissue has been torn and that is why there is pain.


Answer by  bboychaomania (25)

If you are experiencing deep tissue neck pain, there may be a sprain in your muscle around the area if you have been doing heavy work caused by injury of the ligament of the spine. Injury to the spinal muscle (strain) can also be a factor. Poor sleeping or sitting position can cause deep tissue neck pain.


Answer by  lilylady7 (7)

Stress has many affects on the body; muscle stiffness and pain are common symptoms. Stress can affect the GI Tract, cancer, colds, depression, TMJ, hypertension, heart disease, etc. Without an outlet like exercise, deep breathing, laughter and plain old fun, stress can rule. It's best to see your doctor.


Answer by  kungfukid (1241)

It could be stress caused by bad posture and a pillow that is too high or low. Make adjustments in both until you feel relief.


Answer by  chen2 (508)

There are many causes, you could be having poor posture and your body is use compensatory muscles to hold up your neck at that position. You sleeping posture could also be affecting your sleep, how old is your pillow and it is supporting your head effectively. Maybe you're also sitting at the computer for long period of time without stretching


Answer by  bash (1026)

You may be sitting in an improper way during your work or may be watching TV/computer contineously which will cause neck pain. Consult an Orthopaedic Surgeon who may advice you to wear a Cervical Collar for a particular period alongwith some medicine. You may try Ayurveda treatment also.


Answer by  lilylady7 (7)

Stress has major affects on the body; muscle stiffness, pain are common factor of stress. Tension resides in the neck and upper back muscles. Stress can affect the GI Tract, cancer, colds, fatigue, depression. Its always best to check with your doctor.

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