Acute neck pain may be caused by simple explanations such as muscle sprains or strains resulting from sleeping in the wrong position or even carrying something heavy. Such neck pain usually heals over time, in as little as a few days or weeks.
On the other hand, chronic neck pain may develop over time and be caused by a variety of cervical spine problems.
Here are some of these more common neck pain causes:
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