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What are the causes for neck pains?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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 sometimes shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the left side of the neck could be related to your heart so be sure to see your physician if your pain does not improve.

In brief: 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 sometimes shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the left side of the neck could be related to your heart so be sure to see your physician if your pain does not improve.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

The most common cause us muscle spasm or muscle strain.

In brief: See below

The most common cause us muscle spasm or muscle strain.
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Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Depends

Could be a herniated disc, muscle strain, faced joint or ligament sprain.
Bad posture usually is to blame.

In brief: Depends

Could be a herniated disc, muscle strain, faced joint or ligament sprain.
Bad posture usually is to blame.
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