Muscles and joints that are a “pain in the neck” can really cause both physical and psychological stress as we go through our day.
Most stiff necks occur from incorrect sleeping. Although, staying in a position too long with a forward head posture can also lead to neck stiffness and pain. The earlier you can make corrective changes to the muscle, the quicker the recovery.
Possible causes include muscle strain or sprain, cervical spine disorders, meningitis, and subarachnoid hemorrhage
Neck stiffness, stiff neck and nuchal rigidity are terms often used interchangeably to describe the medical condition when one experiences discomfort or pain when trying to turn, move, or flex the neck.