Neck injuries are among the most common types of injuries and can originate from any area of your neck including muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, or nerves. Injuries can result from everyday regular activities involving work related tasks, sports or even from maintaining a bad posture. However one major contributing factor to neck injuries is in the case of motor vehicle accidents commonly referred to as a "whiplash" injury, where the occupant's vehicle is usually impacted from the rear. This could cause damage to any of the following:
- The bones and joints of the cervical spine known as the vertebrae.
- The discs that separate the cervical vertebrae and absorb shock as you move.
- The muscles and ligaments in the neck that hold the cervical spine together.
- You should consult your physician regarding any persistent neck pain or if your pain resulted from an accident or fall.