Why A Subtle Neck Injury Can Be A Big Pain In Your Head
At the top of your spine, where it connects with your skull, is a complicated arrangement of muscles and nerves. Persistent stress to this area, such as working at a desk with your head bent down, can inflame the muscles and irritate the nerves. A sudden stop in your car while your head is turned slightly can also stretch those neck muscles. This can cause inflammation of the muscles days after the injury.