If your neck movement is restricted then your neck pain is most likely a result of condition affecting the joints, muscles or tendons in your neck.
Does your pain spread?
Pain can develop in the neck and may spread to your shoulder, down your arm to your fingers, up to the base of the skull and over your head. If a nerve is irritated you may also experience pins and needles or numbness in parts of your arm or hand. Factors that can contribute to this include tension and sustained or repetitive activity such as sitting at a desk at work, using the telephone for a long period of time, playing a musical instrument, driving long-distance and using tablets or smartphones