Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Good. That makes a serious or urgent cause of neck pain less likely. However, if you have unusual symptoms not covered here, are not improving over time, or have concerns about the possibility of a serious condition, contact your physician right away.
Here are just a few questions that can help sort out which of the common reasons for neck pain might apply to you.
The first question is about your age because the most common causes of neck pain are different in people of different ages.
Are you at least 40 years old?