Neck problems are normally caused by poor posture, an accident or in many cases, can start for no obvious reason.
Your neck problem may cause hot, burning, shooting or stabbing pains in your neck and sometimes into one or both of your arms. You may also get pins and needles. This can be due to nerve pain.
Neck problems are rarely due to any serious disease or damage.
Most neck problems settle within six weeks. You will not normally need an X-ray or an MRI scan.