Neck pain and stiffness

  • Haley Smith
Keywords: neck pain, stiffness

Abstract

Neck pain is a common medical condition that will affect most people at some point in their lives.1,2 Many patients describe neck pain as having a “stiff neck” or a “sore neck”.1 Approximately ten per cent of adults have neck pain at any one time.2 Neck pain is often categorised as “acute” (lasting less than six weeks), “subacute” (lasting 6 to 12 weeks), or "chronic” (lasting more than 12 weeks). While most episodes of acute neck pain resolve quickly, some people do go on to have longer-term pain.2

Author Biography

Haley Smith

BPharm

Published
2020-01-28
Section
Pain