Neck pain can be caused by a variety of things including mild muscle strain, whiplash, nerve impingement, deteriorated disks and emotional strain. For mild or infrequent neck pain anti-inflammatories are often prescribed. In severe cases surgery may be an alternative. Massage and gentle stretching can also be used to relieve neck pain.
Massage is an excellent therapy for neck pain. It often brings relief to long-time sufferers. Regular massage therapy can not only help alleviate pain, but increase mobility of the spine. In severe or long-term pain situations, a physician should be consulted so as to determine the cause and rule out more serious conditions.