Neck (cervical spine) is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Cervical disks absorb shock between the bones. The bones, ligaments, and muscles of your neck support your head and allow for motion. Any abnormalities, inflammation, or injury can cause neck pain or stiffness.The prevalence of NSP(neck and sholder pain) within the two weeks prior to questioning was 52.0 % (171 of 329 subjects). The subjects in the NSP group were significantly younger than those in the non-NSP group.
There was a significant gender difference between the NSP group and the non-NSP group, as significantly more females complained of NSP than males.Exercise treatment appears to be beneficial in patients with neck pain. There is some evidence to support muscle relaxants in acute neck pain associated with muscle spasm, conflicting evidence for epidural corticosteroid injections for radiculopathy, and weak positive evidence for cervical facet joint radiofrequency denervation.