Neck pain is caused due to muscle strains Overuse, such as too many hours hunched over your computer or smartphone, often triggers muscle strains. Even minor things, such as reading in bed or gritting your teeth, can strain neck muscles. Neck pain is a common problem in our society and at any given time affects about 10% of the general population. The actual cause of the problem is frequently difficult to determine.
Neck pain in as many as one-third of patients is not self-limiting and may produce moderate long-term disabilities. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) Electrodes placed on your skin near the painful areas deliver tiny electrical impulses that may relieve pain.