Neck pain can have a number of causes. The most common causes are a stiff neck, pinched nerves, and arthritis, although these causes are often intertwined. In our experience, acupuncture for neck pain works very well. At the same time, everyone is different and so is the real cause of pain. For example, one patient reported that he “slept wrong” two nights prior and his neck had been hurting after that. Careful examination revealed that the muscles of his neck had been stiff for a while, at least for a few months (the muscles felt under the fingertips that they were in a spasm some time ago and the spasm gradually stiffened up), and the sudden was pretty much expected. On one hand, the patient’s neck pain disappeared completely, but on the other hand, because of the chronic state of the problem, it disappeared completely after 22 sessions.