Neck pain is a common ailment that we see in people of all ages and occupation types. The neck is one of the most sensitive areas of the body and bears so much stress on it that is becomes extremely susceptible to pains of all sorts. What you may not realize, is that your neck bears a heavy burden from 10-30 pounds in the average person, in the form of a head pressing on it for most of a day, every day. This causes your neck to compress slightly, and with poor posture that compression becomes worse. This also increases the likelihood that you will have pain in your neck.
Neck pain is extremely common and is caused by a number of different conditions, which makes it something that can be treated after diagnosis. Usually there are common denominators in each case of neck pain, but none are exactly unique either. This is what makes treating neck pain such a specialized facet of medicine, aside from the obvious care that needs to go into treating it as one of the most sensitive areas of the body.