There are many different reasons for people to have neck pain. Acute cases, like motor vehicle accidents, sports or falls, leaves the patient more susceptible to structural damage like breaks, sprains and strains. These cases are always handled with extreme caution and if warranted, sent out for imaging. Each case is individualized, but can be corrected with chiropractic adjustments, muscle work, rehabilitation or any combination thereof. Other reasons, such as stress, poor posture, sleeping wrong or work conditions, can give similar pain and stiffness, and corrected the same way as acute neck pain, but also by removing the source.