Re: neck pain
I can relate to that. I felt as if there were a band of pain around my neck. It left it difficult to describe in those diagrams trying to determine pain-I'd just want to draw a necklace. What helped immensely-I just got a bill saying that my insurance doesn't cover it, so check first so you're not stuck with a bill. Even then, I'd have it done if I were you. However, if you have this because of a car accident and/or have retained counsel, their word is the top. Anyway, I received 3 series of "trigger point injections." They are a set (perhaps 4 the 1st time, 6-8 or so the last) of small, acupuncture-like needles given where the pain is (in your case, the vice around your neck), filled with Lidocaine. Initially, it hurt like hell-but eventually, after resting and icing it, etc., it was the only thing that made any difference. At one point, I couldn't even move my neck.
Look into it. Trigger-point injections. Mine was given by a physiatrist.
Best of luck.