(HealthDay News) -- The neck has an unusually important job --
supporting the weight of your head! When there's pain in the neck,
it can stem from a soft tissue injury, or an abnormality in the
joints and bones at the top of the spine.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these
possible causes of neck pain:
A problem, such as rheumatoid arthritis, caused by inflamed
Injuries due to prolonged wear and tear.
Cervical disk degeneration (spondylosis), in which the padding
inside the disks of the neck deteriorates.
An injury to the neck, stemming from factors such as an
automobile accident, a fall or sports injury.
Rare tumors, infections or congenital defects of the
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