Excessive force on the cervical spine can cause a strain or overloading of the muscle/tendon. Symptoms can also be caused by other diagnoses such as stenosis or cervical disc herniation. Common causes of sprain or strain usually caused by poor posture, awkward positions at a desk, poor ergonomic workspace, or whiplash injury. Strains affect muscle and tendons, while sprains occur in ligaments. Typical symptoms include sharp pain, pain with movement, and stiffness. Other symptoms can include headaches, burning, and pain in shoulders. Short-Term Goal: Restore ROM, decrease inflammation. Long-Term Goal: Decrease STRs in neck musculature, improve posture, increase scapular and neck stabilization.