‘A pain in the neck’—it’s so disruptive that it’s become a byword for trouble. There’s a stiffness, discomfort. Sometimes it runs to your shoulders and head, sometimes the slightest movement seems to trigger surges of pain. Daily activities like driving, sitting at a desk, and turning to speak to someone become an ordeal. You’ve tried massage, physio, and had about as much nurofen as you can take. Time to sort it out!