Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
For people under the age 40 with neck pain less than two weeks that does not worsen with the application of pressure, the most common causes are
muscle spasm or strain
disc disease - often associated with radiating pain, numbness or tingling into one arm
osteoarthritis - this is a relatively rare cause in a person under the age of 40.
Fortunately, there is usually a good response to treatment in these conditions - that is, the prognosis is generally good.