To get the best treatment for your neck pain, it's important to recognize and understand the symptoms—and what they mean. Your symptoms are a clue to the underlying spinal condition causing your neck pain. When describing your symptoms to your doctor, be as accurate as possible. This will help him/her better figure out your neck pain, diagnose the cause, and get started on a treatment plan.
You must treat your neck pain properly. Seek medical attention if your pain or related symptoms persists for more than a few days—and seek immediate attention if you have neck pain with any of the following emergency signs:
Pay attention to your neck pain and other symptoms. It may be a sign that you have a more serious spine condition.