In our modern society we sit most of the day.
We stare at computers, smartphones, or tablets in terrible posture.
Neck pain is the fourth leading cause of disability with roughly 30% of the population experiencing some form of neck pain.
While poor posture is definitely a leading cause of neck pain there are other things that cause the neck to become tight.
Muscular imbalances in the shoulder can contribute to neck pain. If the shoulder blade isn't properly stabilized or if it isn't moving properly around the rib cage the neck can get pulled one way or another while performing everyday tasks.
Disc herniations are common in the neck and can often times present with pain underneath the shoulder blade or radiating down into the arm or hand.