Neck Pain can be a mysterious thing-- along with it can come a mydriad of other symptoms that can leave you baffled, wondering what you actually have going on.
You are having neck pain with movement of your neck in a particular direction. This could mean you strained a muscle . When you move with a particular motion that that muscle does, or in a way that pulls on the muscle, you may experience pain.
You have general pains in the neck and lots of “cracking and popping” sounds. This could mean you have a malposition of one or more vertebrae, sometimes called a subluxation of the spine.
You have numbness and tingling in the arms or hands. If you are experiencing this your symptom may be due to a pinched nerve.
You are experiencing severe pain, loss of motion, and radiating pain often increased with “bearing down” (straining, sneezing, or activities that increase internal spinal pressure) you could be suffering from a disc injury.
Keep in mind that you can suffer a combination of any of the above and in fact, often times these conditions run hand-in-hand with one another.