Health Tip: Having Neck Pain?

ByABC News
April 8, 2008, 10:49 AM

April 9 -- (HealthDay News) - Neck pain has a variety of causes, often muscle strain or tension.

Here are some other common triggers, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

  • Sitting at or bending over a desk for long periods, especially with poor posture.
  • Reading, working or watching TV with poor posture.
  • Working at a computer screen that is too high or too low.
  • Sleeping in an awkward position.
  • Injuring the neck during exercise by twisting or straining the muscles.
  • Medical conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, meningitis or a herniated disk.