Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Neck Pain

Neck Pain

What is neck pain?

A picture of an x-ray of the head
X-ray of the Head

The neck is located between the head and the shoulders. Because of its location and range-of-motion, it is often left unprotected and subject to injury.

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can result from many different causes--from injury, to age-related disorders, to inflammatory disease. Causes of neck pain and problems may include the following:

How is neck pain diagnosed?

In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for neck pain may include the following:

Treatment for neck pain

Specific treatment for neck pain will be determined by your doctor based on:

Treatment may include:

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