Neck pain is a common problem with patients who come in our office. Sometimes pain in other places like the shoulders or head are actually caused by problems in the cervical area such as a pinched nerve or disc injury. Here are some interesting facts about neck pain: 1. Neck pain is reported more frequently in females than males. 2. Right now, 1 in 10 adults hurt from neck pain. 3. 15.1% of the American population claims that neck pain is their most common pain complaint. 4.