We demand a lot from our necks. In fact, we move, twist, or tense our neck hundreds of times each day. Its no surprise therefore that neck pain strikes so many, particularly as we age and become less flexible. Sometimes the pain can signal a serious medical problem, in which case medical and non-medical options-injections, acupuncture, posture modification-can ease symptoms and correct problems. But most of the time, neck pain is transient, in which case simple exercises can help keep problems at bay.