Neck pain is a common complaint that most of us will experience at one point or another. The pain is usually a result of neck muscles being strained extensively. It can exist in many forms. When neck pain occurs abruptly and with intensity, it is considered as being ‘acute’. This can be a simple crick, or more seriously, facet syndrome or muscular rheumatism.
The degree of neck pain can range from mild discomfort to a severe burning sensation. Neck pain that lasts for three months or longer is considered “chronic”. This may be indicative of a serious medical condition that requires special medical care, especially if your pain radiates to your shoulder or causes a loss of strength in hands or arms.