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A huge part of recovering from any musculoskeletal injury is understanding your problem, how it happened and what the recovery looks like.
Read on to learn more about your neck pain.
What should I do when I get neck pain?
Most neck pain only lasts a few weeks.
There are things you can do yourself to ease it, but see a GP if it does not go away.
What should I avoid if I have neck pain?
There are certain things you should avoid when you have neck pain
Don't worry if you've already been doing some of the activities on the left. But it is probably best to stop now!
About your neck
Your neck is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso.
The bones, ligaments and neck muscles support your head and allow motion. Any abnormalities, inflammation, or injury can cause neck pain or stiffness.
Learn more about neck pain in this 2-minute video!
Causes of neck pain
VIDA is not a diagnostic tool and you can't be sure what injury you have without seeing a qualified musculoskeletal health professional.
However, you can learn about some common neck injuries below.