Stiff neck

Most people will have a minor neck problem at one time or another. Our body movements usually do not cause problems, but it's not surprising that symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury.

Neck problems and injuries most commonly occur during sports or recreational activities, workrelated tasks, or projects around the home.

Neck pain may feel like a "kink," stiffness, or severe pain. Pain may spread to the shoulders, upper back, or arms, or it may cause a headache. Neck movement may be limited, usually more to one side than the other.

Home treatment may help relieve pain, swelling, and stiffness related to a neck problem. For more information, ask your pharmacist.