Burning neck pain can be prevented with measures to reduce the strain and wear and tear on the neck, according to the Mayfield Brain and Spine Clinic. Individuals can reduce the risk of burning neck pain by maintaining good posture while moving, sleeping, standing and sitting and engaging in relaxation techniques and stress management.
Preventative measures to reduce the risk of burning neck pain also include engaging in proper lifting techniques that reduce the pressure on the back, neck and spine as well as proper stretching and strengthening prior to exercise, explains the Mayfield Brain and Spine Clinic. People who have healthy weights and good diets that are rich in fruits, vegetables, protein and healthy fats are often less likely to experience problems with the neck and spine that produce burning. They should also quit smoking.
Neck and spine pain can often result from sitting positions and uncomfortable work environments, according to the Mayfield Brain and Spine Clinic. An ergonomic work area can help to prevent injury and reduce the risk of burning in the neck, back pain or poor posture, especially when working in an environment that requires extensive computer work while sitting still. Doctors sometime identify the cause of neck pain using imaging techniques such as MRI and X-rays.