Neck pain is a common complaint and can be caused by various injuries or strains. For some patients, neck pain is acute, lasting a short period of time and often recovers on it's own with rest. For others, chronic neck pain can be a serious problem. Neck pain can originate from a number of causes such as neck muscle strains, worn joints, cervical nerve compression, diseases, or injuries. Neck injuries can occur at any time for a variety of reasons, but such factors as your age and occupation can make neck pain more likely. Whiplash is a common neck injury and one of the leading causes of neck pain in NYC. If you have ever been in a car accident or been involved with contact sports, you may have at one point experienced whiplash or whiplash-like symptoms. Whiplash is an injury of the cervical spine that causes neck pain. At Neck Pain Doctor Manhattan, personalized neck pain treatment plans are designed for each individual patient by our expert neck pain doctors in NYC. Once in the office, a pain specialist will examine you and check for tenderness in your neck, range of motion and numbness or weakness by assessing whether a nerve has been pinched.