What is neck pain?
Neck pain is very common and in most cases it is not a serious problem. Generally targeted physiotherapy can diagnose and therefore help improve your neck pain.
The neck is formed by 7 bones called the cervical vertebrae. These bones together with the muscles of the neck allow you to move your head in all directions. Between the bones there is an intervertebral disc which act as shock absorbers. The spinal cord that runs down your spine branches of nerve routes which are responsible for allowing movement of your arms and hands. This also sends sensations back to the brain such as pain and touch which is why sometimes neck pain can cause symptoms to run into the hand and arm.