Neck Pain Manassas? People often complain of having a “crick” in their neck. A “crick” is simply a neck pain related to stiffness or muscle spasm in the neck and/or shoulder region. This pain in the neck can be attributed to one of several factors. A cause can be arthritic or degenerative changes in the neck from previous injuries which have weakened the neck. Another cause can be a strain due to excess physical work or emotional stress which results in muscle spasm in the neck and/or shoulder region. It is crucial to determine what the cause of the “crick” in the neck is, if it is a treatable condition, and how to treat it. An evaluation and examination by your Chiropractor will determine the cause and the advisable treatment.