There are many causes of neck pain and, whilst it generally can be nothing to worry about, the discomfort that comes with it can prevent you from carrying on with your normal lifestyle.
Pain in the neck, or a stiff neck as it is commonly known can result from all kinds of day-to-day actions. Often it can come from bending your neck in an abnormal position, particularly during exercise or with something as simple as sleeping on too many pillows. Poor posture is often to blame for neck-related injury and often it can be caused by something as simple as sitting in the cold for too long.
Quite often there is no obvious cause for the neck pain and your GP may refer to it as being ‘non specific’. The advice is generally to continue your life as normal as possible and contemplate the various pain relief methods to get you through the discomfort.