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Turn away from neck pain

Updated: May 10, 2016

Poor lifestyle habits can trigger chronic neck pain that impedes daily activities and raises your risk of serious health issues.

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Muscle strains caused by poor posture and sleeping positions often trigger neck pain.
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Neck pain is a nagging ailment that affects everyone at some time. In fact, approximately 80% of people experience neck pain during their lifetime, and 20% to 50% deal with it annually, according to Dr. Frank Pedlow, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.

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