Neck pain, known technically as cervicalgia, is very common and can cause lots of other conditions such as headaches. Evidence shows that acupuncture can help many neck conditions including cervical strain and whiplash, cervical radiculopathy, cervical stenosis and spondlyosis, herniated cervical disc, torticolis, and unspecified neck pain. Here is some research that supports the use of acupuncture in neck conditions:
Effect of acupuncture treatment on chronic neck and shoulder pain in sedentary female workers: a 6-month and 3-year follow-up study.
Randomised trial of acupuncture compared with conventional massage and “sham” laser acupuncture for treatment of chronic neck pain.
Immediate effects of dry needling and acupuncture at distant points in chronic neck pain: results of a randomized, double-blind, sham- controlled crossover trial.
The acupuncture treatment of neck pain: a randomized controlled study.
Chronic neck pain: a comparison of acupuncture treatment and physiotherapy.
[Randomized trial of acupuncture compared with conventional massage and “sham” laser acupuncture for treatment of chronic neck pain – range of motion analysis]. [While the abstract is in English, the full article is in German]
Relief of chronic neck and shoulder pain by manual acupuncture to tender points–a sham-controlled randomized trial.