The neck has a significant amount of motion and supports the weight of the head. However, because it is less protected than the rest of the spine, the neck can be vulnerable to injury and disorders that produce pain and restrict motion. For many people, neck pain is a temporary condition that disappears with time.
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.