The neck contains many structures, and there are different causes of neck pain. The most common are probably related to musculoskeletal alterations, especially muscle tension and torticollis, followed by spinal disc degeneration and neck trauma.
Some types of neck pain require emergency treatment, which is sometimes a cause of hospitalization, especially in the case of meningitis. Luckily, most patients with neck pain do not require emergency care, but it is still important to talk to your doctor about your symptoms, especially if they are recurrent or very severe.
In this article, we have described minor causes of neck pain such as torticollis, worrying ailments that come up with age as degenerative disc problems and pinched nerves, and severe disease such as meningitis. They all give specific signs and symptoms and sometimes need specialized tests and imaging studies to obtain an accurate diagnosis.