October 29, 2011 6:05 AM Subscribe
Why does my neck hurt when I jog?
I have recently taken up jogging, and I love it, but my the back of my neck, sort of around the bones at the top of my spine, hurt when I run. Is this because of the impact of the city streets? (I jog on the sidewalk and in the park when I can.) Am I not carrying my head sufficiently erect? I remember this problem from occasionally playing sports, when I was a kid. What is going on here and how can I make this better? Sometimes the discomfort is enough to make me want to just jog home. (By the way, my job involves me sitting at my computer for hours and hours on end. Also, in case it matters: I'm a woman in her early 30s.) Thanks!