What causes skull and neck pain no injuries?

Neck arthritis. There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and/or shoulder pain.
Muscle or joint. Usually it's muscular. Cervical facet arthritis will also do it. There are always dangerous causes (tumor, infection) but they are less common. See a pain doctor for diagnosis.

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