Neck Pain

Neck pain (also called cervical pain) is one of the most common orthopedic complaints: there is practically no one who will not suffer some form of it at one point in their lifetime.

Signs & Symptoms of Neck Pain

Even though it is so common, neck pain can still seriously impair the daily life of the sufferer. In our experience, people affected by cervical pain often report:

  • Pain that can be minor or severe, constant or intermittent
  • Pain that radiates down into the shoulders or up into the head
  • Stiff, sore muscles and reduced movements
  • Tingling and numbness
  • Lightheadedness, balance problems
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Headaches

Causes of Neck Pain

The main cause of neck pain that we see in our patients at the Nei Jing clinic is muscle strain, that can be brought on by many different factors, including a poor sitting posture, an uncomfortable position while sleeping or sports injuries.


Other very common causes include:

  • Pinched nerves
  • Trauma/whiplash
  • A displaced disk
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Viral infections of the throat
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia


Because neck pain can very rarely accompany more serious underlying conditions, it is important to seek medical evaluation if the pain is particularly sudden and severe, or persists for a long time.

How We Treat Neck Pain

At the Nei Jing clinic in Jerusalem, we have a long experience in the treatment of neck pain using methods from Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture, laser acupuncture and Tuina massage, that all help to relax and strengthen ligaments and muscles. We may also complement them with Chinese herbs, cupping and lifestyle advice for increased efficiency, according to each of our patients’ specific symptoms.

  • Acupuncture and laser acupuncture
  • Tuina massage and cupping
  • Lifestyle and nutritional advice

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Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander

People Say

I’ve had chronic neck and shoulder pain for years, usually linked with very strong headaches. I was terrified of what it could mean, but visits to the doctor and the neurologist revealed nothing wrong. At Nei Jing, I did Tuina, which helped a lot with the stiffness in my shoulders. Acupuncture also managed to reduce my headaches a lot. I went every couple of weeks for a few months, and my neck pain is completely gone now.
Eli W.

People Say

I found myself with an odd feeling of pain in my neck one morning. I thought it was just a stiff neck at first, from a bad sleeping position, but even after a day or two it wouldn’t go away. Tests revealed that there was nothing wrong with the muscles in my neck, or my spine, but I was still worried. I decided to try Chinese medicine then, received Tuina treatment a few times, and in a matter of days the pain turned to mild discomfort, and then disappeared.
Yuri S.