If your neck pain is worse at the end of the work day, it might be related to stress placed on your neck while working. Repeated, prolonged activities that affect muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints cause most neck pain. Examples of these types of activities include:

  • Holding your head forward to read a computer screen; research shows that just using a computer for a prolonged period of time can cause or aggravate neck pain
  • Repetitive movements of your arms and upper body
  • Poor lifting techniques — if you do any heavy lifting at work, your neck is at risk for damage almost as much as your back