(HealthDay News) -- Neck pain can stem from a variety of factors and conditions, from injury to a soft-tissue abnormality.
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Most cases resolve on their own, but some require immediate diagnosis and treatment.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers this list of warning signs that you should call a doctor:
- If you have severe pain stemming from an injury caused by a fall or car accident.
- If your neck pain feels like it extends into the legs or arms.
- If your pain is persistent and continuous.
- If the pain is accompanied by tingling or weakness, numbness or headache.
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