Common Causes of Neck Pain

From time to time, it is common to have a day where you experience a stiff neck or minor neck pain. Unfortunately, many people experience a much more serious level of prolonged neck pain, and some aren’t even sure of the root cause of it. This can be the result of a multitude of factors, and often makes it increasingly difficult for an individual to carry out their daily activities, including tasks at work. As our representatives at WorkSTEPS know, employers should do everything that they can to help prevent their employees from developing moderate to severe neck pain.

What Causes Neck Pain?

Many factors can cause neck pain, each of them serious in their own right. Some examples of the more common causes of neck pain, particularly in the workplace, are as follows:

  • Heavy lifting
  • Pinched nerve
  • Muscle damage
  • Repetitive motions

These can all cause prolonged neck pain that makes even regular movement difficult. As a way of accurately gauging an injured employee’s ability to return to the workplace, our post-injury testing at WorkSTEPS evaluates employees through tests such as the functional capacity evaluation (FCE) and the Fit-for-Duty evaluation.

Contact an Employment Testing Representative Today

If you would like to learn more about our post-injury testing services for your employees, contact a WorkSTEPS representative today. Our nationwide network of providers are available to you so that you can ensure your employees are ready to get back to work safely. Feel free to give us a call at (512) 617-4100.