Even though the neck is a small part of the body, it’s made up of complex structures that play a crucial role in supporting your head. The small size of the neck’s vertebrae allows for a lot of movement, but it also makes the neck more susceptible to injury and pain. Some reasons for neck pain include:
- Sleeping position
- Poor posture
- Repetitive stress
- Abnormalities in bone structure
- Muscle strains and pulls
These problems often stem from or affect the alignment of the spine. When neck muscles go into spasm, they can pull the spine out of alignment. A misaligned spine can irritate nerves, causing more tension and other systemic issues. Since every nerve in the body connects to the spinal column, problems originating from the neck can have a significant impact on other systems throughout the body.