The cervical spine has 37 joints and permits more motion than any other region of the spine. This combined mobility and role in stabilizing the head during sustained postures as well as quick movements, can make the neck very vulnerable to injury. Neck pain can be accompanied by headaches, jaw or shoulder pain which symptoms you have depend on the muscles, joints or nerves that are involved in the injury. Whether from an acute whiplash like injury or chronic posture related strain, skilled evaluation is essential in relieving symptoms and regaining control over your life.